Glass, Necktie Movie Review
Unfortunately, it's also one of the most pretentious home video releases I've seen in a while, starting with a ridiculous title that honestly has nothing to do with the movie (despite what director Paul Bojack might say on his commentary).
The story itself fares slightly better -- a psychological thriller about infidelity, with a creepy couple inviting another guy to sleep with the wife -- while the husband watches through a two-way mirror. The sex games take their toll on everyone involved: the couple, the guy doing the cheating, his wife, his wife's co-worker, a relative of the couple... where does it end? Packed into a brisk 80 or so minutes, the ambitious number of subplots and thematic elements explored here is just too overwhelming -- the result being a muddy drama that is meant to be deep but really comes off as a little pedantic.
The good news is that Glass, Necktie is quite a well-made production, with good acting, good dialogue, and good direction. None of it is particularly inspired -- and many of the performances are studded with first-timer false starts and awkwardness -- but it's not an altogether bad film. When Bojack gets a few more low-budget productions under his belt, he should be a menace to the Hollywood scene -- he's definitely a director to keep an eye on.
Forgot her neckwear.