While on a plane ride back to Toronto from a writing assignment, Margot meets Daniel, a handsome stranger. An immediate attraction is formed and Margot is able to open up and discuss some of her fears and longings. A taxi ride back home causes Daniel and Margot to realize that they are neighbours and Margot admits she's married. The summer-time heat and her increasing fascination with the handsome artist who lives across the street starts getting to her, and Margot is no longer sure if she's happy in her marriage or if she'd be happier with her fantasies with Daniel. Written by
Writer and Director Sarah Polley chose to use the song Video Killed the Radio Star in key scenes, because it was her brother's favorite song. See more »
Margot makes a date for 2 PM Eastern Standard Time in August, when it must be Eastern Daylight Time. See more »
I've been thinking about that airport fear of yours, of being in between things. I think I kinda hate it too. I know it's kind of the nature of being alive, but I'd like to avoid it wherever possible. I don't think I wanna be in between things
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Do you know what I hate? Films about unrealistic men, the sort who are too good to be true. Women always want to have affairs with them, and us dudes who are less than perfect just cannot compete. I am of course referring to the earthy type of guy, you know... he's an 'artist', lives in a huge open studio, isn't bothered by material possessions, drives a rickshaw for a living, and he can see into your SOUL. Much better than your current hubby, who cooks chicken for a living, stinks to high heaven and doesn't appreciate when you try and seduce him in the kitchen. This new guy goes on SWIMS with you late at night, he tells you in graphic detail how he'd make LOVE to you, he's understanding, thoughtful... oh, and it helps he has a hot body too. What are you doing girl?! TIME TO DITCH THE ZERO AND GET WITH THE HERO!!
Sadly, the heroine of this piece is an emotional wreck, and doesn't know what she wants or how to get it. Played by Michelle Williams, it's tempting to suggest she needs a stay in a sanitarium rather than fannying about town in carefully constructed montages. And what is it about this looney exactly, than attracts all these Adonises? I have no idea... character development here is thinner on the ground than my dad's receding hairline. I supposed we're meant to be 'charmed' by this grown adult's juvenile antics without the need for an explanation. Well, I wasn't. I was bored beyond measure. When the only relatable person in the movie is an alcoholic, you know something's gone wrong somewhere.
In reference to the title, no thank you. I've suddenly decided I'm more of a Tango fan instead. Cherry is my favourite... *slurp* 3/10
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