With Martin Donovan, Ted Hope, and David Morse in Person
Dir. Martin Donovan. 2011, 87 mins. Blu ray. With Donovan, David Morse, Olivia Williams, Katherine Helmond. Martin Donovan, the actor best known for his collaboration with Hal Hartley (Trust, Simple Men, Amateur) and films including The Portrait of a Lady and The Opposite of Sex, makes his riveting directorial debut and stars as Robert Longfellow, a famous playwright who can’t seem to catch a break. Robert’s recent Broadway play was met with horrible reviews and an early cancellation and his marriage is being tested as an old flame (Olivia Williams) has reentered his life during a moment of weakness. Robert then crosses paths with his childhood neighbor, Gus (David Morse), a right-wing, ex-con who still lives at home with his mother. The drama unfolds as social status, celebrity and the imminent threat of violence converge, building up to a climax that will leave both men forever changed.
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