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Viv returns to her apartment and finds her boyfriend Reggie murdered in the kitchen. At first, she suspects this is another one of his elaborate practical jokes. During a harrowing series of visits by friends and acquaintances, Viv experiences flashback after flashback, leading her to piece together exactly what happened. Written by
Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
I saw the movie on TV this night, it finished just ten minutes ago. It was presented as "a comedy," but I don't agree 100% with this, although it is full of black hmour.
Basically, it's a story about a young woman who comes home one day, just to find her boyfriend with a samurai sword thru his heart. Of course she's shocked. But then what's she gonna do? She cannot remember anything -- maybe _she's_ the murderer?
Maybe not too original plot for a thriller, which is one of the categories this movie would fit into, but definetely an original plot for a love story, which is an even better label on the movie. Because the best aspect of this movie is the portrayal of the true love between Elizabeth Peña and Andy McCarthy.
The film is mostly set in our heroines apartment, which is not yet ready to move into; full of paint buckets and everything. This is a brilliant choice, as it gives the movie a kind of surreal feel, which of course, is appropriate. (But do we see the ghost of low budget?)
The acting is impeccable and the chemistry between Peña and McCarthy as the woman and her dead boyfriend respectively is something very touching and rarely seen in American movies.
Bad points? I don't know, but the script lacked maybe that little something. The ending was almost unavoidable, though the plot takes some very original twists. (I won't say more.)
I certainly recommend this film and give it 7 out of 10. I get a feeling the only way one can get to see it is late night on cable. A real shame, it is.
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