Depressed housewife learns her husband was killed in a car accident the day previously, awakens the next morning to find him alive and well at home, and then awakens the next day after to a world in which he is still dead.
A documentarian decides to follow the career of New York actress Lisa Picard, believing she is on the brink of fame. Instead, he bears witness to Lisa's continued, humorous, struggles as an... See full summary »
Emily tells her son Paul, now six years old, the story of his life - how she sought motherhood, to be a mom without a husband, to raise a perfect, exceptional child, whom she calls Loverboy. In flashbacks told around a pretend car trip they take - so he can practice driving - we see Paul's infancy, their fun together (sometimes with a manic edge), and his growing desire to go to school and be with other kids. We also flash back to Emily's childhood, with parents so bound up with each other that she's virtually ignored. Is Emily going to be able to let Paul be with others? Or, can she, as in the David Bowie song she sings at a school talent show, construct a life on Mars? Written by
Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick also appeared in Lemon Sky (1988), Pyrates (1991), Murder in the First (1995), The Woodsman (2004), and Cavedweller (2004). See more »
Fitting in with the outside world, respectability, suitability, conformity, were never high on my priority list; neither was normalcy. I admit: I cultivated arrogance. The world would be our school; I wanted to learn it and teach it to you.
See more »
Bacon and Sedgewick show both heart and tenacity in succeeding in bringing Loverboy to the screen. I saw the film at the Phoenix Film Festival.
Loverboy is a story about love, insanity, and life. Everyone delivers a great performance, especially Sedgwick and the child actor Dominic Scott Kay. Bacon was a masterful director with a small part too.
Watch this the first chance you get. This movie may not make it in the mainstream, but it is haunting, powerful, and wonderful.
(They use a few other well known actors because these are friends of the Bacons who agreed to act at the lowest rates since the film was shot on a shoe-string budget.)
30 of 53 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?