When a man and woman flirt with each other at a wedding reception, the sexual tension seems spontaneous. As they break from the party to a hotel room, the flirtation turns into a night filled with passion and remorse.
" It's cool man. We've got black friends..." Two rich, clueless film school grads ("the Filmfakers") are shooting a modernized "ghetto" interpretation of an ancient Greek play on the mean ... See full summary »
An impoverished woman who has been forced to choose between a privileged life with her wealthy aunt and her journalist lover, befriends an American heiress. When she discovers the heiress is attracted to her own lover and is dying, she sees a chance to have both the privileged life she cannot give up and the lover she cannot live without.
Helena Bonham Carter,
A man runs into a woman at a wedding. They start to flirt and talk and find that they get along. Throughout their discussion, the man talks about certain memories as if they were common to the two of them. We gradually learn that there may have been a previous connection between these two when they were younger. This just leaves more questions as their past is slowly revealed. Written by
This exceptionally well-written and stylishly directed film reminded me a lot of the Linklater films, in that it was essentially an extended, intense, and modestly cross-cultural conversation between a woman and a man. In this case the darker character was the woman, played by Bonham Carter, and the charming and ebullient character was the man, played by Aaron Eckhart. The dialogue was as engaging and intelligent as Before Sunset's, but, unlike that film, this story didn't bail out before its ending. Bonham Carter's performance was excellent, and I think I'm being objective in saying that Eckhart managed to keep up with his co-star, bringing much more than pure charm to his role. The split-screen will be thrilling to some viewers and offputting to others. I'd usually put myself in the latter camp, but the movie's myriad other virtues held me in such thrall that I couldn't manage to get too annoyed with the split-screen. Definitely worth a second viewing.
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