THREE DOLLARS is the story of Eddie, an honest, compassionate man who finds himself with a wife, a child, and three dollars. Eddie's world revolves around the three women in his life: his ... See full summary »
THREE DOLLARS is the story of Eddie, an honest, compassionate man who finds himself with a wife, a child, and three dollars. Eddie's world revolves around the three women in his life: his brilliant wife Tanya, a passionate academic, their six year old daughter Abby, who heightens the stakes on every decision Eddie makes, and his childhood sweetheart, the beautiful, privileged Amanda, who re-appears in his life with mathematical certainty every nine and a half years. Surviving with a blend of self-depreciating wit, spirited sensitivity and a big heart, his life is rich with the pleasures and pains of love, family, friendship and marriage. But with only three dollars to his name Eddie will be faced with a choice that will change the direction of his life forever. Written by
I watched this movie for a second time tonight, the first time was when it was released at the cinema. I have a very good memory, but when I came across this in the library I knew I had seen it but could not remember anything about it except for a few minor details.
It turns out the reason I could not remember the story is that there is no story. Story's begin to develop but then get forgotten, by the end of the movie, you are left feeling that there was no point at all. The last half hour feels extremely forced and the previous hour or so spends to much time in the past rather than setting up the ending.
Sure, movies don't always have to follow the three act structure, but they need to be good in some aspect, perhaps amazingly shot, or fantastic dialogue, something.
David was the one shining light, as he always gives a great performance, but towards the end, you feel his character is wondering what the point of this movie is just as the viewer is.
If that was the directors intent , then brilliant, unfortunately, it was not.
The Ian Curtis impersonation on the dance floor is fantastic!
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