Committed

Committed

Director: Lisa Krueger

Cast: Heather Graham, Casey Affleck, Luke Wilson

     
 

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Heather Graham stars in this indie exploration of love and marital commitment directed by Lisa Krueger. A hardcore believer in the sanctity of marriage, plucky Joline (Graham) is stunned when her husband Carl (Luke Wilson) abruptly dumps her, leaving only a vaguely-worded note to explain himself. Undaunted, Joline leaves New York to look for her man and discovers him… See more details below

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Heather Graham stars in this indie exploration of love and marital commitment directed by Lisa Krueger. A hardcore believer in the sanctity of marriage, plucky Joline (Graham) is stunned when her husband Carl (Luke Wilson) abruptly dumps her, leaving only a vaguely-worded note to explain himself. Undaunted, Joline leaves New York to look for her man and discovers him in the wild west of El Paso, Texas, after meeting a bevy of ne'er-do-wells and weirdos along the way. She discovers that Carl is shacked up with a beautiful Hispanic woman named Carmen (Patricia Velasquez). Meanwhile, Joline's flirtatious brother Jay (Casey Affleck) shows up from the Big Apple to look after his sister. Later, two men enter Joline's life. One is Neil (Goran Visnjic), Carl's hunky, beguiling neighbor, who increasingly becomes the object of Joline's affection, and Grampy (Alfonso Arau), an aging Mexican medicine man who becomes Joline's spiritual guide. This film was screened at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival.

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Lisa Krueger's Committed is an irksome film that mistakes self-righteousness for probity. Heather Graham's Joline is so committed to her marriage vows that she follows her deadbeat husband, Carl (Luke Wilson), from New York to Texas in order to win him back. Carl, a depressed, adulterous, and selfish photojournalist is in an "emotional wheelchair" according to Joline and it is up to her to stick by him through this rough spot. Unlike the rest of the world, Joline believes in the sanctity of marriage. Joline is good. Joline is great. And throughout the 90-odd minutes of this offensive film, no one bothers to ask Joline how her beliefs apply to spousal or child abuse -- or what she would do if her husband's "emotional wheelchair" turned into alcoholism and cigarette burns. After she is literally committed to a mental ward for breaking into Carl's new house, the misunderstood Joline realizes that her values are just too pure for the society that she must learn to embrace. She leaves Carl, returns to New York, refocuses her integrity and tenacity on freeing Tibet and learning a martial art -- and takes a brave leap of faith into the depraved real world. Aren't we lucky.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/07/2013
UPC:
0096009035914
Original Release:
2000
Rating:
R
Source:
Miramax Echo Bridge
Time:
1:38:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Heather Graham Joline
Casey Affleck Jay
Luke Wilson Carl
Goran Visnjic Jay
Patricia Velasquez Carmen
Alfonso Arau Grampy
Mark Ruffalo T-Bo
Kim Dickens Jenny
Clea Duvall Mimi
Jon Stewart Actor
Mary Kay Place Actor
Art Alexakis Actor
Laurel Holloman Actor

Technical Credits
Lisa Krueger Director,Screenwriter
Kerry Barden Casting
Calexico Score Composer
Curtiss Clayton Editor
Robert Eber Sound/Sound Designer
Adam Escott Asst. Director
Jonathan Gordon Executive Producer
Marlen Hecht Producer
Billy Hopkins Casting
Lisa Kent Set Decoration/Design
Tom Krueger Cinematographer
Sharon Lomofsky Production Designer
Guy J. Louthan Co-producer,Executive Producer
Beth Pasternak Costumes/Costume Designer
Colleen Sharp Editor
Dean Silvers Producer
Amy Slotnick Executive Producer
Stephen E. Smith Musical Direction/Supervision
Suzanne Smith Casting
Harvey Weinstein Executive Producer
Bob Weinstein Executive Producer

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