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Powder Blue (2009)

Four Los Angelenos -- a mortician, an ex-con, a suicidal ex-priest, and a stripper -- are brought together on Christmas Eve by a mixture of circumstances.

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Los Angelenos meet on Christmas Eve through chance, tragedy, and divine intervention. Velvet Larry is the sleazy owner of the strip club where the glamorous but struggling single mother Rose Johnny dances. Qwerty Doolittle is a shy young mortician who falls in love with her. Randall is the head of a corporate crime organization who tries to convince a former employee just released from prison not to seek vengeance on his former co-workers. Charlie is a suicidally depressed ex-priest. Lexus is a lonely transsexual prostitute who shares an unexpected bond with the former priest. Written by Anonymous

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Hope is found in the darkest places See more »

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Rated R for sexual content, nudity, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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15 October 2009 (Kazakhstan)  »

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A kék szoba  »

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Trivia

When Rose-Johnny and Jack talk by telephone through the glass, their reflections are always visible when they aren't in the shot. In The Silence of the Lambs (1991), this effect is also used between Starling and Hannibal Lector. See more »

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You can see Forest Whitaker's reflection in glass in the scene where he sits next to his wife on the bench, as if the shot has been taken through a neutral density filter in order to use a large aperture. See more »

Quotes

Jack Doheny: Just stop.
Rose Johnny: Are you afraid of me?
Jack Doheny: I'm old enough to be your father.
Rose Johnny: Most of them are.
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References Paris, Texas (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Deck the Halls
Traditional tune, lyrics by Thomas Oliphant (uncredited)
Arranged by Alain Leroux (SACEM)
Performed by Studio Musicians
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music
Published by Kanda Music (SOCAM) and Cypress Creek Music (ASCAP)
Under license from 5 Alarm Music
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In need of a miracle...
12 May 2009 | by See all my reviews

I rented this movie although many people crucified this movie as being a Crash sequel or just a blurred copy of The Air I Breathe.. Being a great fan of the existential dramas, where destinies cross each other only to emphasize the true value of life and most important the heart mending result of doing something right, (even it is too late) i decided to watch this movie in hope of seeing something equally thrilling to Crash. In fact, Powder Blue has some similarities to Crash or The Air I Breathe, but director Tim Bui manages to underline the most important idea of human destiny: the miracle. Here we see the miracle of destiny that incorporates the miracle of love (Rose and Qwerty), the miracle of divine intervention and hope (Charlie and the trans gender prostitute) and the miracle of sacrifice. (Jack for his daughter Rose)

In conclusion this movie is not to be compared to Crash, even it is based on the same destinies-cross-each other-structure. And of course the soundtrack which is surprisingly good, with featured artists like Bliss or Imogen Heap.

I recommend this movie 8,5/10


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