- Really had me rattled... 4/26/2019 12:00:00 AM by joanfyarm
As a theatre lover; a producer, director and actor, I always loved this play by British playwright Graham Farrow... thought it was bold, visceral, challenging and a hell of a good moral story. I loved the way it twisted and turned, played with your mind, had you rooting for one person then the other, challenging your perceptions and delivering a shattering, unforgettable climax.
So, when I heard that a movie had been made I was sceptical; not a lover of adaptations per se but I wanted to give it a chance and it didn't let me down.
So the story, changed one or two ways from the play is about a family Man, Robert McQueen, played superbly well by 'Heroes' star Jimmy Jean Louis. He is also a faith healer/spiritual guru who 'helps' local women with crises in their lives. In the play he is a male escort but this doesn't detract from the story.
One day he is ambushed by a group of angry, vengeful husbands who have found out that he is sleeping with their wives. Armed to the teeth; they want answers and by God they're gonna get them.
Over the course of the film, various scenarios are played out and we are gripped; not knowing where the story is going to take us. McQueen, because of his knowledge of the men through conversations through their wives, is able to drive a wedge between the men. He knows their secrets and uses these secrets to his advantage and some secrets and more shattering and revealing than others.
Hanson, the leader of the gang is played by the superb Jack Coleman; his wife, Lizzy by the impressive Kathleen McClellan whom I remember from Seinfeld. It's Lizzy's arrival on the scene that really turns the screw and provides a climax which is both evilly clever and unforgettable.
A great 90 minutes of cerebral film; one which will test you and move you. Great performances all round. Tight direction from Julius Amedume, and, thankfully, Graham Farrow's hand is there to see in the screenplay.
Not to be missed!!
- Great adaptation of Graham Farrow's play! 5/8/2019 12:00:00 AM by dgarcia-15120
Jimmy Jean-Louis McQueen was superb! The final scene gave me the goosebumps! People, this is a psychological thriller! Brother in law, coworker, friend, battered wife, obsessed woman (kind of "Fatal-attraction"). You need to analyze each character and their motivations, relationships, and backgrounds to finally be hit with the brilliant final scene. Julius Amedume added a new dimension to the already fascinating Farrow's characters making them even more believable. The atmosphere, the acting, the locations, everything was well staged. If you are looking for a fast paced, light entertainment movie, this may be not your movie, and you may find it "slow". But, if you like to be psychologically trilled, immersed, amazed, and be astonished by an unexpected ending, then you shouldn't miss this one.
- intolerable 5/7/2019 12:00:00 AM by rattsbreath
Movie is so painfully slow, it should be classified "A crime against humanity"I had to fast forward 80% of the movie.
- One to watch 5/11/2019 12:00:00 AM by NikaKhitrova
Loved the characters and directing. Great story telling !!
- Top notch 5/11/2019 12:00:00 AM by grafarrow
Twas a great movie. Acting, direction, cinematography all first class.
A film to engage your brain and keep you guessing.