A veteran high school teacher befriends a younger art teacher, who is having an affair with one of her 15-year-old students. However, her intentions with this new "friend" also go well beyond platonic friendship.
A ballet dancer wins the lead in "Swan Lake" and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan.
A man in a suit at a Manhattan firm leaves work on Friday; he looks unhappy. He stops at a fortune teller's for a Tarot reading: "You are not where you belong," she tells him. That evening he quits his marriage and walks the streets of New York, passing from a classy bar to a gentleman's club, then to a high-class bordello, a mugging, a pawnshop, and a diner where someone does listen. He shares his insights with her and later with others. Violence, disappointment, and musings entwine as Edmond loses his moorings while believing he's found them. Where does he belong? Written by
At one point, William H. Macy's character says "F-ck you, f-ck the lot of you, f-ck you all!". Director David Mamet previously used this line in the film "Glengarry Glen Ross (it was shouted by Ed Harris's character). See more »
The card handed to Edmond by "Man in Bar" shows the address as 46th St., but Edmond is instructed to go to 47th St. See more »
Its a great movie. So exciting! Usually cruel in telling the truth. It gets you in, ties your arms and legs, and at the end, hits you real hard. There is good quality black humor served as rare cooked conversations. Important little details and the declaration of looserness inside the movie is amazing. But of course the casting has a lot to do with it. The general flow of the events and conversations are about life, its dynamics, relationships and social tendencies. But what the movie is really all about, you find it out at the end.
Definitely worth watching. But not with kids around; not when you are in a negative mood neither. :)
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