Sunday, July 08, 2007

Broken English

Two reasons made me see this movie. First it stars Parker Posey and second is written and directed by Zoe Cassavetes, which belongs to the Sofia Coppola generation and is the daughter of famous actor/filmmaker John Cassavetes and actress Gena Rowlands.

Even if Parker Posey is not here the usually quirky self I like, as she gives quite a serious but good performance as a late thirty something successful, single and lonely woman living NYC, who feels her personal life is empty without a steady man. There is nothing new in this story, but Cassavettes gives a different angle as she concentrates in actor’s performances and the end result it is very believable characters.

Support performances by Drea de Matteo as the best friend and Gena Rowlands as the mother complement this well crafted movie.

This movie may not be a work of art, but I do believe that Zoe Cassavetes is a filmmaker that will deliver interesting movies in the future.

The movie was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.

This is a melodrama with comedy tones that can be painful to watch if you are a single female, but otherwise is entertaining as dialogue is ok.

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