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The Paint Job (1993)

About a love triangle, involving house painter, his boss and the boss sensitive, vulnerable wife. The film turns into a picture of hidden desires, romantic dreams and dangerous obsessions.

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About a love triangle, involving house painter, his boss and the boss sensitive, vulnerable wife. The film turns into a picture of hidden desires, romantic dreams and dangerous obsessions.

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Rated R for language, and for some sexuality and violence | See all certifications »
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22 April 1994 (UK)  »

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Directorial debut of Michael Taav. See more »

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Well Worth Seeing
18 August 2000 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

The Paint Job is filled with surprises. Writer/Director Taav creates a sexual landscape so fraught with suspicion and confusion that no character, no matter how well-meaning, and no action, no matter how benign, can be taken a face value. This is a wonderfully written, visually imaginative independent film that is alternately quite funny and quite frightening. Will Patton and Bebe Neuwirth are excellent as the mismatched lovers ; Ted Levine, in an uncredited role, is riotous; and the final confrontation between Patton and his boss, Robert Pastorelli, is startling and original. See it if you haven't, and see it again if you have.


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