3 out of 5 snowstones
Only after this movie ended did I realize I'd been watching people talking to each other in a motel room for 86 minutes. So kudos to the actors (Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman and Robert Sean Leonard carry the whole movie); the plot, revolving around a rape but managing to steer clear of Festen-like depressiveness; the convincing dialogue; and the camera work, which makes the most of what little room there is.
The movie is shot on video, sometimes giving the impression that we're watching surveillance footage. In short, a successfully executed movie that doesn't answer all of its own questions.
Posted by cronopio at 01:55 AM, May 05, 2004