Friday, February 23, 2007

11:14

From 2003, "11:14" is a small, intelligently crafted film that SHOULD have gotten more attention.
From IMDB.com:
Tells the seemingly random yet vitally connected story of a set of incidents that all converge one evening at 11:14pm. The story follows the chain of events of five different characters and five different storylines that all converge to tell the story of murder and deceit.

Stars include: Hilliary Swank, Henry Thomas, Barbara Hershey, and Patrick Swayze (having the time of his life).

I realize that telling the same story from multiple perspectives isn't a new technique. But then again, an hour and a half cross country journey in search of one's identity like "Little Miss Sunshine" (wahhh) isn't exactly groundbreaking cinema either.

2 comments:

j s said...

I dont care what you say, I found Little miss Sunshine to be a delightful insightful film and I hope it wins 15 academy awards.

GCCR said...

Is it up for 15? Probably.

It may have been delightful (for some). But I didn't find anything particularly insightful.

Here's what I learned from "Little Miss":

1) Don't snort herion before a big contest (btw, where DID the grandpa get his herion?)

2) If your transporting a corpse, bring porn along to distract a highway patrolman

3) No one in LA seems to mind if you crash through parking gates

4) Apparently in some states, elementary schools don't test students for color blindness