One Hour Photo

3 out of 5 snowstones
A lousy thriller, but a great film about loneliness. Robin Williams (who we can now call a bona fide dramatic actor) plays a terribly isolated middle-aged man developing photos in a mall. His obsessions are his job and a middle-class family. Covering his bedroom wall with their snapshots, he imagines himself some long-lost uncle, and is overly attentive whenever he encounters one of them. When he gets fired and discovers the husband's unfaithfulness to his wife, he goes crazy. But unlike in regular thrillers, his rage and insanity are as pathetic as his life. A very well-photographed (pun intended) film.
Posted by cronopio at 12:19 AM, September 24, 2003