|Broken English 2007 PG-13, 96 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Director: Zoe R. Cassavetes
Cast: Parker Posey, Drea de Matteo, Tim Guinee, Gena Rowlands, Peter Bogdanovich, Roy Thinnes, Michael Panes, Justin Theroux, Philip Pavel, Melvil Poupaud, Dana Ivey, Bill Wise, Josh Hamilton, Griffin Dunne, Lucy Gordon
Having forsaken the art world for her job as guest-coordinator at a Manhattan hotel and lacking a love life, overly cautious Nora Wilder (Parker Posey) is not living the "good life." It doesn't help that her mother (Gena Rowlands) never misses the chance to point out that Nora is now in her thirties and not in a solid relationship. Adding to her discontent is that her best friend Audrey (Drea de Matteo) just celebrated her fifth wedding anniversary with her adoring husband Mark (Tim Guinee)–but Audrey does question whether she is really in a "perfect marriage." Then Nora meets and falls for well-known French actor Julien (Melvil Poupaud) who asks her to go to France with him. Nora declines, but later, at Audrey's urging, Nora throws caution to the wind, and the two women fly to Paris in search of Julien. It turns out that Nora has lost Julien's phone number and he has a common name, which result in a search involving a more than a few humorous moments.
|SubUrbia 1996 R, 118 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy
Director: Richard Linklater
Cast: Jayce Bartok, Giovanni Ribisi, Nicky Katt, Steve Zahn, Ajay Naidu, Samia Shoaib, Amie Carey, Dina Waters, Parker Posey, Kitt Brophy, John Cherico, Keith Preusse, Eric Park, William Martin Hayes, Bill Wise
This story is about a group of slacker teenagers–Jeff (Giovanni Ribisi), Tim (Nicky Katt), Buff (Steve Zahn), Sooze (Amie Carey), and Bee-Bee (Dina Waters)–who hang out at a strip mall where they are not welcomed by concerned store owner Nazeer (Ajay Naidu). One night, they wait in the parking lot for the appearance of Pony (Jayce Bartok) who has left their group and has risen to fame as a rock star. They do not have the money to pay for Pony's show at the hockey arena, but, since he is the only one of them who has made something of himself, they want to talk to him after he finishes his show.
|Waking Life 2001 R, 99 min.|
Genre: Animation / Drama / Fantasy / Mystery
Director: Richard Linklater
Cast: Wiley Wiggins, Trevor Jack Brooks, Robert C. Solomon, Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Charles Gunning, David Sosa, Alex Jones, Nicky Katt, Carol Dawson, Bill Wise, Caveh Zahedi
Superb computer-animation (filmed as live action then digitally transferred to computers) is used to project philosophical musings of the film's young hero (Wiley Wiggins) who can't seem to figure out if he is awake, dreaming, or even dead. Fascinating.
|1. Broken English (2007)|
2. SubUrbia (1996)
3. Waking Life (2001)
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