Added on Jun 8th, 2010
Plot: This is an incredible window into the experience of extreme suffering along the lines of Leaving Las Vegas. That said, its success in conveying this misery is also a curse, because it makes it a beatdown to watch, and so I suspect a lot of people will avoid the film for that reason. When Susan Sarandon, who starred in the film, was asked in the Q&A what she thought of the film having now seen it, she said something fairly shocking. This is not an exact quote, but it was something along the lines of it was a pleasure to work with everyone in the film, but now actually watching it was “horrible”. Ouch! That doesn’t take away from the effectiveness of the film — it is damned powerful, and by the end everyone in the theater was balling their eyes out. But don’t say I didn’t warn you — the film perfectly captures and brings the audience along on the ultimate misery extravaganza, and how often are we in the mood to watch that?
IMDB rating: 7.2/10 (166 votes)
Directed by: Shana Feste
Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Susan Sarandon, Johnny Simmons