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David Michael Latt
Eriq La Salle,
A former child star buys her grandmother's house to rescue it from ruin but her hope for serenity is soon eclipsed by haunting dreams of her famous grandmother, who died of a supposed overdose in the house more than 30 years ago.
The unbalanced Terry calls his best friend Julian that is having a bath telling that his beloved fiancée June is cheating him. Terry has followed her to the decadent Riverview Hotel, where she checked in to meet her lover in room 507. Terry explains to Julian that he brought a revolver to shoot her lover and is waiting for him in room 508, but his friend asks him to be calm that he will meet Terry in the hotel. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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I can't believe this movie has such a low number of views and reviews.
I came to this movie, because of Brittany Murphy, in fact it was the only movie of her I didn't see. Shame on the medias, for not giving it the publicity it deserves.
As some wrote, this is an excellent Film Noir, it may have been better without color, but then the colors of an ancient hotel where nothing has been changed since its opening is just a very good choice. It gives a bit of Barton Fink feeling, though the plot is nowhere as crazy.
The plot unfolds before us, not in a straight line of time in the beginning, and for an enjoyable while, you ask yourself, who knows what you know? Very clever.
Some may critic a lack of action. But that's what makes this movie so great. There is a constant tension, and twist of minds, with very well depicted characters, who may or may not become an accomplice. Brilliant.
And the end shows a final slow motion scene, maybe just to make fun of all the people who can't enjoy and stay awake, unless they are shot with constant action scenes.
I was very tired late at night, when I started watching the movie, and I didn't think I could finish it.
But I knew right from the start, this movie would be a little jewel, because the intro is first class, with excellent music too.
And it even motivated me to write this review, straight after. That's the best compliment I can give.
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