Middle aged Sy Parrish works as a technician at a one hour photo lab located in a SavMart store in a suburban mall. Sy is a lonely man, never having had any friends. He knows much about his customers through the photographs they have developed. But he knows more about the Yorkin family - specifically Nina Yorkin and her adolescent son Jake Yorkin, the two in the family who drop off and pick up the family's photofinishing - the family about whom he is obsessed, than anyone else. Nina's husband, Will Yorkin, is incidental to his obsession since Sy has only seen him in photographs. Sy's obsession includes fantasizing about being their favorite "Uncle Sy". He has even been making an extra set of prints for himself of all of their photographs since Jake was a newborn. After an incident at work and after Sy finds out more about the family through a set of photographs, he decides to right the injustices he sees in the only way he knows how. His actions demonstrate his true mental state.Written by
'One Hour Photo' has been praised for its unique visual style and futuristic vision of american consumerist materialism. See more »
The characters mispronounce the word "Evangelion" as if it were a soft "G" (As in the word "Angel.") It is in fact supposed to be a hard G sound, like "Galactic." See more »
Look, Sy, I got a family. I'm not losing my job over this. I'm letting you go.
These log discrepancies would be enough, but you've been spacing out on the job, taking 90-minute lunch breaks, creating scenes in front of the customers... giving away free merchandise.
Free disposable cameras to customers on their birthday? That must have been your bright idea. Sure as shit isn't company policy.
You can't do this.
It's done, Sy. I talked to Sims at district. Now you finish out the...
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In this early cut a temp score was used featuring 's score to and . score for was used when Sy follows the Yorkins car (When he slips the photo in). 'Clint Mansell''s score was used during the final chase sequence. See more »
Yes, Robin Williams does steal the show. He's an underrated actor, who, given a good script can deliver a mind boggling performance. That's exactly what One hour photo is, a good script with brilliant performances. The whole cast does an excellent job of showing how the events of one deranged man can impact the lives of many. Let's get one thing straight, though, this not a mainstream movie. It is very much an independant film. If you don't like movies with little action or a low budget don't see this movie. This film is good because of its' strong performances and decent script. I must say, though, without Williams as the lead, this movie would not have been as good as it was.
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