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Somebody Is Waiting (1996)

R | | Drama | 19 December 1996 (USA)
Charlotte Ellis is a devoted mother, caring for her five children alone, following the departure of her cruel, alcoholic husband Roger To make her situation worse, her son Leon is going off the rails.

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Erica Macaluzzo
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Charlotte Ellis is a devoted mother, caring for her five children alone, following the departure of her cruel, alcoholic husband Roger To make her situation worse, her son Leon is going off the rails.

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Rated R for language and some violent elements | See all certifications »
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Beyond, Way Beyond The Grave
30 December 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I was aware of the fluttering of wings, it was the movie trying to survive. The saddest, most in comprehensive mess of a film I've ever seen. The strangest thing is, you can't quite take it out of your mind. The faces of the actors are so compelling that you are left with the most frustrating sense of coitus interruptus I've ever experienced outside a bed. Nastassjia Kinski is the personification of a mother in a contemporary Brechtian slant. Gabriel Byrne has never been better, he fills his character with so much weakness and guilt that sometimes you have to look away. Brilliant! Johnny Whitworth, carrying his pain with shame and confusion is an amazing revelation. And yet, the film doesn't deliver any of the promises it seems to insinuate. The score is the the last nail on the coffin of this puzzling venture. What the hell happened here?


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