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Burning Man (I) (2011)

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An English chef with a chic restaurant on Bondi Beach trying to put his life and his relationship with his son back on track while surrounded by women.

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An English chef with a chic restaurant on Bondi Beach trying to put his life and his relationship with his son back on track while surrounded by women.

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Don't Go So Far Out That You Can't Find Your Way Back

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Miriam: -Be careful that you don't go so far out that you can't find your way back.
Tom: -What if I don't want to get back?
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Written and performed by Roger Mason
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Getting tired of temporal roulette
31 July 2013 | by See all my reviews

This movie is a character study of a damaged man Tom played by Matthew Goode. He's a top chef in a chic restaurant. His life is a mess of sexual encounters with various women. He has a distant relationship with his son. The acting is good here. The reason for his dysfunction is compelling.

However, many movies nowadays think they need the added tension of shredding the time line. They think they need to confuse the viewers so they have the added tension of trying to figure out the storyline. Instead, they should have the confidence in the story to allow it to unfold. Sure flashbacks may be preferable to a strictly linear time line. But there's no need to put the film thru a blender.


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