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Jim is a shy, withdrawn loner, pervert, and virgin. Lana is a friendly and outgoing born again Christian who has renounced her promiscuous drug filled past. They have never met until they step into an elevator together one day. The elevator gets stuck between floors, and they start to get to know each other. A building maintenance man assures them over the elevator's emergency intercom that an elevator repairman is on the way to let them back into their lives. Hours, days, weeks, and months pass, and no repairmen ever show up. Jim and Lana spend their days screaming into the intercom trying to get the maintenance guy to answer again. He doesn't. Starvation is not a problem for them, as Lana entered the elevator with a bag full of groceries which is mysteriously found to be filled with fresh food every morning. After enough time passes, Jim gives up hope of escape and resigns himself to building a new life in the elevator with who he sees as his first girlfriend. Lana on the other hand...Written by
Wow, I thought this was an excellent movie. Consider how hard it is to capture such moments on black and white 16mm film, using only two characters and one room -the elevator, and keep it interesting, funny and weird all at the same time. I thought the actors did really well and the story line was fascinating. These two characters manage to both repel and attract. While one wants desperately out, the other clings to his idea of romance and making things work in their unique environment.
This is not, IMO, an attempt to capture Erasehead. It was an attempt to show how to very divergent characters can turn to each other for comfort in the weirdest place, at the weirdest time.
Weird, quirky and brilliant. Absolutely loved this film.
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