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Wrestling With Alligators Review


Bad
Not to be confused with Swimming with Sharks.

Frankly, I saw this movie an hour ago and I've already forgotten the plot. Oh yeah, looking it up reveals that this was a movie about a runaway girl (Palladino), who in 1959 finds her life in tumult. Her roommate (Richardson) struggles with an unintended pregnancy. Landlady (Bloom, in a frightening return to the screen) is a faded and eccentric screen star. Audience struggles to maintain consciousness.

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Sudden Manhattan Review


Good
Hal Hartley darling Adrienne Shelly took a stab at writing and directing her own movie with 1997's Sudden Manhattan, an obvious homage to Woody Allen, about a kooky gal (Shelly) in a certain big city who feels her life coming apart after witnessing two murders. The film has its moments, but Shelly's quirky acting (and painful voice-overs) don't quite work here. She works better when a genius is telling her what to do, not so much when she's directing herself. And the last half hour makes no sense. None.
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