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What Cinema should be

9/10
Author: Papadeas13 from Los Angeles
7 January 2008

If you like films like Withnail and I and television shows such as The Young Ones, you will simply adore this gem from the director of past Sundance hit Little Noises.

A mixture of Brecht, British Social Realism and Reality TV - this low budget indie digital film, dark comedy depicts the true underbelly of "artists as struggling workers" in Los Angeles (or rather in a city on the outskirts of Tinsel Town) - all competing and conspiring against one another in a society geared toward unbridled individualism and self-promotion.

Two Brits on the run from the INS in Los Angeles find themselves hiding out in an apartment inhabited by struggling actors - all of whom are taking advantage of a rich man with a trust fund who owns the apartment and wants to create an experimental/egalitarian habitat.

What ensues is a hilarious examination of human behavior and the excesses of the pursuit of self-interest at the expense of solidarity.

Moreover, Director Jane Spencer is highly successful on giving the film some depth through psychological side stories for our main characters. Everyone has a wound - everyone is trying to resolve it in some way. Everyone needs love and attention - but can't find it in a society where everything is for sale.

The cinematography is functional and serves the chaotic purpose of the narrative.

This director should make more movies - as substance of storytelling and political focus is sorely lacking in todays hyper stylized monstrosities masquerading as cinema.

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Incredible make-up

10/10
Author: snaoim
12 March 2003

The make-up in that movie is just amazing!!! Miss Olsen has done an incredible job on that movie. Alexa Jago is a highlight and really holds the movie together. She really looks gorgeous.

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