Successful actress Vera Lockman thrashes during a nightmare in which she struggles with, shoots and kills her drug-dealer ex-boyfriend. Jolted awake, she reveals in her journal that the killing actually occurred the day before and that Sal, dead, lies in a trunk in her living room. Leon, Vera's lover, arrives and is summarily dismissed. Franklin, a filmmaker friend, stops by, concerned. He grills Vera, provoking confusion and a hint of dread. Vera drives the trunk to an isolated area and rolls it into a lake. She returns to her loft and is startled by a narcotics detective, McCutcheon, who asks about Sal. Vera believes that McCutcheon accepts her false story. Later, Vera serves dinner to her mother Elaine and beloved but decaying grandfather Arthur. Carl Icahn, Arthur's former high school classmate, stops by afterward. Vera and Carl connect emotionally. The next day Vera, calm for the first time, writes. Her mood is shattered by the crescendo of police sirens. She springs to the window and sees McCutcheon. Their eyes meet.
The acting in this slow, pointless film was very good, but I feel like I wasted 72 minutes I'll never get back. The film was disjointed. I expected things to pull together in the end like Pulp Fiction, but I was left wondering, "What the heck?" Why the dinner with her mother? Why the scene with the grandfather? Why the scene with his friend? Why did anyone write this movie? Why did I think this was going to hold my interest? Bypass this film and read a good book.
- Oct 14, 2020
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