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Love in the Time of Money -- A seductively riveting New York story starring Steve Buscemi, Rosario Dawson, and Jill Hennessy.

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Writer (WGA):
Peter Mattei (written by)
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Genre:
Tagline:
Love. Lust. Lies.
Plot:
New York serves as a backdrop for a cast of characters in search of love, lust or lucre including a... See more » | Add synopsis »
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(2 articles)
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despite positive qualities, it's not for the casual film goer See more (16 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Vera Farmiga ... Greta

Domenick Lombardozzi ... Eddie Iovine

Jill Hennessy ... Ellen Walker

Malcolm Gets ... Robert Walker

Steve Buscemi ... Martin Kunkle

Rosario Dawson ... Anna

Adrian Grenier ... Nick

Carol Kane ... Joey

Michael Imperioli ... Will

Alexa Fischer ... Elaine

Ross Gibby ... Jack

Nahanni Johnstone ... Marianne Jones
John Ottavino ... Mark Jones

Tamara Jenkins ... Gallery Owner
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Roger Hervas ... Cab driver

Directed by
Peter Mattei 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Peter Mattei (written by)

Produced by
Robyn Alcock .... associate producer
Allen Bain .... line producer
Lisa Bellomo .... producer
Yves Chevalier .... co-producer
Michael Kafka .... executive producer
Jason Kliot .... producer
Gretchen McGowan .... producer
Michael Nozik .... executive producer
John Orlando .... co-executive producer
Robert Redford .... executive producer
Charles J. Rusbasan .... co-executive producer
Joana Vicente .... producer
 
Original Music by
Theodore Shapiro 
 
Cinematography by
Stephen Kazmierski 
 
Film Editing by
Myron I. Kerstein 
 
Casting by
Katharina Eggmann  (as Katharina Eggman)
Sheila Jaffe 
Georgianne Walken 
 
Production Design by
Susan Block 
 
Art Direction by
Lucio Seixas 
 
Costume Design by
Catherine George 
 
Makeup Department
Persefone Karakosta .... additional hair stylist
Persefone Karakosta .... additional makeup artist
Sanna Riley .... key hair stylist
Sanna Riley .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Caroline Becker .... production manager
Bruno de Almeida .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carrie Fix .... first assistant director
Tom Self .... second assistant director (as Thomas Self)
Ian A. Williams .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Sarah Berney .... charge scenic artist
Duke Scoppa .... property master
Jeffrey Thompson .... additional property master
 
Sound Department
Shelley Batista .... foley editor
Rachel Chancey .... foley engineer
Seth Granger .... boom operator
Jason Kaplan .... supervising sound editor
Alex Markowski .... sound re-recording mixer
Jay Peck .... foley artist
Theresa Radka .... production sound mixer (as Theresa K.K. Radka)
Jen Ralston .... dialogue editor (as Jennifer Ralston)
Jen Ralston .... sound editor (as Jennifer Ralston)
Griffin Richardson .... additional boom operator
Paul Sacco .... sound consultant: Dolby
 
Visual Effects by
Luke DiTommaso .... visual effects
Jennifer Russomanno .... digital effects artist
Keith Yurevitz .... digital artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ariel Boles .... electrician
Catriona Crosby .... grip
Christine DeSavino .... still photographer
Melissa Guimaraes .... best boy grip
Matthew Hale .... key grip
Andrew B. Hansen .... electrician (as Andrew Hansen)
Susan Heller .... electrician
Stu Kaufman .... electrician
Josh Kraszewski .... grip
Evin Lowe .... gaffer
Brian McKee .... grip
Rachel Miller .... electrician
Rick Pierson .... second assistant camera
John Schwartz .... electrician
Chachi Senior .... additional second assistant camera
Tatsuya Shindo .... grip
Minh Tran .... grip
Ezra Venetos .... electrician
Derek Walker .... camera operator
Justin Whitaker .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Wendy Taeuber .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Annie Yun .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Sarah Flack .... additional editor
Rachel Goodlett Katz .... assistant editor (as Rachel Goodlett)
Kent McGrew .... film timer
Larry Schmitt .... on-line editor
Jane Tolmachyov .... digital video colorist
 
Music Department
Philip Hernandez .... composer: stock music
Susan Jacobs .... music supervisor
Jedd Katrancha .... associate music supervisor
Chris Maxwell .... composer: stock music
Anne Pope .... music editor
Theodore Shapiro .... arranger
Alan Silverman .... music mixer
Alan Silverman .... music recordist
 
Other crew
Bianca Bezdek-Goodloe .... legal services
Leanne Brady .... assistant office coordinator
Andrea F. Cannistraci .... legal services
Mariela Comitini .... production assistant
Jennifer Getzinger .... script supervisor
Alyson Latz .... additional production coordinator
Peter Mattei .... title sequence
Eric Oden .... production accountant
Tory Tunnell .... head of development
Eric Wrolstad .... assistant location manager
Andrew Yeo .... location manager
 
Thanks
Annette Insdorf .... additional thanks
 

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Rated R for a disturbing violent image, strong sexual content and language
Runtime:
90 min
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Trivia:
Inspired by "Reigen" by Arther SchnitzlerSee more »
Quotes:
Robert Walker:Five thousand. For a kiss good night.
Martin Kunkle:[laughs] You can get a lot more for a lot less under the West Side Highway.
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Soundtrack:
Cuba Libre Con LuzSee more »

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13 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
despite positive qualities, it's not for the casual film goer, 30 July 2003
Author: Dan Heller (argv@danheller.com) from http://www.danheller.com/movies

`Love in the Time of Money' is an adaptation of `Reigen," Arthur Schnitzler's scandalous 1897 play that follows a daisy-chain of sexual encounters, where one person moves to the next, until it comes full circle to the first in the chain. This debut film from Peter Mattei, also a playwright and theater director, shows a promising filmmaker, but watch out for the cautionary yellow flags.

The classic plot line has been seen by many films and stage productions, each with its own comment on how sex plays a role in the human spirit. In Mattei's version, sex is used solely as a coping mechanism when all else fails. In each vignette, an emotionally depressed person emotionally capitulates to another who appears to be emotionally stable. As the needy weans off the strength of the stronger, who is in turn strengthened by being needed, both try to fill their emotional reservoir. This ultimately leads to sex, but its short-term effects prove inadequate. When the realities of the stronger person come crashing down, this never-ending chain of events perpetuates from one person to the next.

The best part of the film is how very intense, complex human character is painted so concisely using the most minimal of brush strokes. Make no mistake, the characters are very abstract, and do not necessarily represent how we might envision realistic dialog, but that's not the point. Instead, their features are very intentional, accented in deliberate ways to punctuate and exaggerate primal motivations, frailties, and lusts in order to illustrate how we cope with life.

Much can be said about the script, though not all good -- it is inconsistent at times -- but it is, in many ways, artful and skillful in its depiction of deeper complex character profiles. While it isn't the audience's responsibility to recognize the difficulty in accomplishing this task with only a few short lines of dialog, Mattei does it well for a debut filmmaker. That said, won't appeal to most audiences, nor would he enjoy such leniency from critics in future films.

The worst parts of the film are too noteworthy not to chop several point off the top. First, the title itself (and the production notes) suggests that the reason for people's emotional and spiritual deterioration is somehow attributable to a financially rich society, where waste mirrors our loss of our values, purpose and meaning of life. Yet, that premise is never presented as a backdrop to any of the vignettes in the movie, and in only one case has money been the instrument of a character's downfall. The fact that the filmmaker lost his intended vision of the film is also evident in other aspects of the film, leaving its entire message or purpose unclear. One common element is the use of sex as the great savior of the spirit, yet no one ever wins, but this is more of a statement of the obvious than a compelling message or theme.

Despite my enthusiasm for the film's positive points, `Love in the Time of Money' is not for the causal film-goer. It requires a more adept indie-film aficionado and mature student of human nature to better appreciate its better qualities. Alas, the film's drawbacks, especially its lack of a more coherent message, leave it dry in the end. Still, I have to end on a high note, by giving it credit for depicting deeper, complex character profiles in short time-slices, a quality not easily done by debut filmmakers. Bravo for that.

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