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WTC View (2005)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 5 June 2005 (USA)
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After placing an ad on September 10th, a young man living in SoHo struggles to find a new roommate and keep his emotional balance in the weeks following 9/11.

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Brian Sloan

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Brian Sloan (play), Brian Sloan (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Urie ... Eric
Jeremy Beazlie ... Jeremy
Lucas Papaelias ... Kevin
Elizabeth Kapplow Elizabeth Kapplow ... Josie
Michael Linstroth Michael Linstroth ... Jeff
Nick Potenzieri Nick Potenzieri ... Alex
Jay Gillespie ... Max
Stephen Sporer Stephen Sporer ... Conor (voice)
Jeff Wenger Jeff Wenger ... Ben (voice)
Bob Williams Bob Williams ... Will (voice)
M. Rosenthal M. Rosenthal ... Victor (voice)
Charles Couineau Charles Couineau ... Charles (voice)
Tim Allis Tim Allis ... Matt (voice)
Jace Mclean ... Ted (voice)
Kevin Ray Kevin Ray ... Joey (voice)
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After placing an ad on September 10th, a young man living in SoHo struggles to find a new roommate and keep his emotional balance in the weeks following 9/11.

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A story of New York after 9/11

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Drama | Romance

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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 June 2005 (USA) See more »

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New York City, New York, USA

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Color

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16:9 HD
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The main character is a photographer, and his pictures (hung all over the apartment in this film) were actually taken by director Brian Sloan (color shots) and New York photographer Craig Hamrick (several semi-nude male black-and-whites). In some shots, Hamrick's signature can clearly be seen on the prints. Hamrick and Sloan are friends, and they had a joint photo exhibit/show in Hamrick's Tribeca studio in 2004. See more »

Quotes

Eric: Get home safe.
Josie: You never used to say that.
Eric: And don't take the subway.
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Really, REALLY bad acting... but could offer some closure / worth a view for some
3 March 2016 | by excalibur212See all my reviews

I stumbled upon this movie somewhat randomly, as someone with a similar experience living in New York City and searching for roommates after 9/11, and had no idea anyone had ever made a film on this topic, and did enjoy and find commonality in a few brief moments and scenes. While I am straight, I went through much of the same emotional turmoil as the main character in my desperate search to find a roommate and continue my New York City life in the days and months following Sep 11. I ended up having to leave my apt, and began the first serious romantic relationship of my life in October 2001, an intensely passionate and largely dysfunctional relationship which ended horribly, yet nonetheless I will always love her dearly. In truth, we were both still grieving and dealing with these events in our own ways when we met, only weeks after these events, and if not for 9/11, we never would have met.

I still feel a lot of guilt over my anguish over the years and how Sep 11 affected me personally, because in comparison I was so fortunate compared to so many others who lost their lives, friends, loved ones, or suffered permanent health issues. But the emotional toll it took on all of those who lived through it directly, even those of us seemingly spared from direct loss, should not be overlooked. I am glad someone made a film about this. I only wish they had found better actors!

Unfortunately, the acting and directing are so bad that it's mostly hard to watch, as it takes away from the impact of the script (which isn't that bad and has some strong, cathartic moments). All the body language and interactions between the gay lead and his potential "roommates," were just "off", as if he had no idea how to relate to other straight or female actors. Even the way he interacted with his female best friend felt phony and forced. The only time the main actor seemed comfortable at all was during the gay scenes (nothing pornographic but definitely might be uncomfortable to some viewers), which I think says more about him as a bad actor than any statement about the film or events.


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