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Boxing Day (2012)

Basil, a businessman and Chauffeur, Nick, drive into the heart of the rocky mountains in the midst of perilous weather. When the journey becomes potentially fatal, Basil must decide whether he's prepared to sacrifice his life for another.

Director:

Bernard Rose

Writers:

Bernard Rose, Lev Tolstoy (story) (as Leo Tolstoy)
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Credited cast:
Edie Dakota ... Waitress
Lisa Enos ... Marianne
Jo Farkas ... Church Lady
Danny Huston ... Basil
Matthew Jacobs ... Nick
Julie Marcus ... Cynthia (voice)
Dave Pressler ... Banker
Morgan Walsh
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Basil, a businessman and Chauffeur, Nick, drive into the heart of the rocky mountains in the midst of perilous weather. When the journey becomes potentially fatal, Basil must decide whether he's prepared to sacrifice his life for another.

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Drama

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An Empty Box
12 April 2013 | by in1984See all my reviews

Supposedly based on a Leo Tolstoy's Master and Man, it feels forced and pointless after what could have been an excellent, extended plot and character development setup. The actors and film crew developed the base for sustained interest, and even the writer insofar as the character development.

About 2/3 of the way, the writer is lost and in need of creative help to try to integrate his story with Tolstoy's. It may be he simply wanted too much for it end in a modern day version of Tolstoy's ending. Maybe he wanted to make a deep point, but the allegory gets lost after some too-stupid-to-believe acts lose the immersion and believability the story had setup to that point. It feels like the writer/director gave up on this as much as his characters eventually do.

It's a tragedy the story failed to live up to all the impressive work the film crew put in to make you feel the snow, ice, and people of Colorado.


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English

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21 December 2012 (UK) See more »

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