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Ten years ago Sarah Hathaway's gifted and troubled son, Thomas, ran away from their home in Los Angeles. Unable to deal with the doubt and guilt, Sarah's life slowly disintegrates ending in... See full summary »

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Ten years ago Sarah Hathaway's gifted and troubled son, Thomas, ran away from their home in Los Angeles. Unable to deal with the doubt and guilt, Sarah's life slowly disintegrates ending in a painful divorce from her husband. Sarah refuses to give up hope of ever finding Thomas and hires a private detective who unexpectedly turns up a new clue as to his whereabouts. Convinced her son is now living abroad, Sarah travels to Russia. Against the backdrop of St. Petersburg's stark beauty, Sarah becomes convinced that her son is the artist behind several paintings being sold in an upmarket gallery. Guided by a mysterious mute street boy, Sarah embarks on an desperate and dangerous adventure to discover the truth about the paintings' origins. Sarah becomes involved with Ivan, a Russian psychiatrist. Russian authorities begin to pressure Sarah to leave the country. Sarah is determined not to leave until she finds her son...or the truth. Written by Eugeni Efuni

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My Last Movie of 2005 Could not Be Worse
31 December 2005 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Los Angeles, Dr. Sarah Hathaway (Anne Archer) hired private eyes trying to find her missing son, the painter Thomas, who ran away from their home ten years ago after a quarrel with her. She finds a clue in a catalog of a panting exhibition in San Petersburg and she decides to travel alone to Russia to search for Thomas. Once there, she is not able to locate him and she has a nervous breakdown, but with the support of Dr. Ivan (Gregory Hlady) and helped by a street boy, she discloses what happened with her son.

Today I have seen "The Iris Effect", but unfortunately my last movie of 2005 could not be worse. I was attracted by the beautiful places in San Petersburg and a promising summary on the cover of the DVD, but the story has an awful flawed screenplay and development of the characters being almost surrealist so absurd and incredible it is. I really hated this movie and I do not recommend it to anybody. My vote is three.

Title (Brazil): "A Busca" ("The Search")


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