Ensemble drama about conversations overheard in a bistro. Two chess players see unfolding dramas. A couple on an uncomfortable blind date, while a marriage crumbles. Film-noir fans thinks they're witnessing a real-life murder.
A woman trapped alone in a post-apocalyptic situation questions her reality. As she secures her house against the unknown terror outside, she reflects upon the darkness that took her ... See full summary »
An inspired experimental chemist, wakes up in a New Orleans jail, accused of arson that's linked to an illegal drug-manufacturing ring. Suffering from amnesia, he's unexpectedly released on bail, determined to find his missing girlfriend.
Three estranged American siblings go to Ireland to scatter their mum's ashes-her final wish. New misadventures and old wounds combine for a trip where they learn that ultimately only the family remains.
During the first snow of the year 3 year-old Nate Denton wanders away from his father's truck and disappears. The fevered search for him ends with the devastating discover of his tiny, frozen body. Nate's death throws the small foothills community of Angel's Crest into disarray. The inhabitants confront what Nate's death means to them and in the face of that struggle they deal with their own concepts of right and wrong. Written by
Angel's Crest contains lots of pretty pictures with actors doing bland unmotivated performances. The director spent too much time perfecting the setting instead of working on developing the characters. It was just a lousy adaptation of the novel. Half of the supporting characters should have been left out, so they could have given the main characters something to do besides drinking, smoking, and slowly walking around. Law & Order episodes can do more in 44 minutes than this movie did in 2 hours. Jeremy Piven barely had time to do anything; it felt like he shot his part in two days or something. Lynn Collins was gross and not much else.
It's a pretty looking waste of time that didn't earn it's ending. A typical not-good-enough-for-a-real-release Magnolia presentation.
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