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Sue (1997)

An unemployed ex-office worker (Anna Thomson) searching for work floats a fragile line of sanity as she struggles to find friendship and companionship. Her tenuous grasp on reality further ... See full summary »

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Amos Kollek

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Amos Kollek
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Levine ... Sue (as Anna Thomson)
Matthew Powers ... Ben
Tahnee Welch ... Lola
Tracee Ellis Ross ... Linda
John Ventimiglia ... Larry
Edoardo Ballerini ... Eddie
Matthew Faber ... Sven
Robert Kya-Hill ... Willie
Austin Pendleton ... Bob
Michael Worth ... Man in Gallery
Alice Liu ... Lisa
Susan Huffaker Susan Huffaker ... Young Mother
Tom Cappadona ... Stanley
Lázaro Pérez Lázaro Pérez ... Pedro / Phil
Joshua Kaplan Joshua Kaplan ... Sydney
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Storyline

An unemployed ex-office worker (Anna Thomson) searching for work floats a fragile line of sanity as she struggles to find friendship and companionship. Her tenuous grasp on reality further fluctuates when a man (Matthew Powers) whom she met in a restaurant and started an affair is called to go to India for an assignment. The final straw occurs when she is evicted and moves into a sleazy hotel. She then starts seeking casual sex in unorthodox locations just to have human contact. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 September 1998 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Sue perdue dans Manhattan See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,376, 22 November 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$54,585, 9 July 2000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

AMKO Productions Inc. See more »
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Color:

Color
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downward spiral
20 June 2000 | by amir_hSee all my reviews

This film was made with sincere intentions, but I feel that characters in similar predicaments have been portrayed more eloquently and more realistically in other films. Sue is obviously influenced by the films of John Cassavettes, but fails to achieve the same poignancy.

The film is a hodgepodge of scenes where the title character, a severely depressed woman, finds herself having quirky interactions with the people she encounters. Sometimes she initiates these interactions, sometimes others are drawn to her and sometimes they just seem contrived to keep things going. The pacing of her decline seems a bit off and just when something develops for the better, the story takes another dip to ensure its procession towards tragedy. We are never clued in on the origin of this woman's condition or given other details of her background, as though it's sufficient to witness her daily trials and shake our heads at how unfortunate things are. I would have liked more profundity in some of her relationships in place of the forgettable scenes with the ditzy so-called writer (from Minnesota, but with a NY accent) and the cliché street-tough girl.


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