FlourishDirector: Kevin Palys
A tutor recounts a frantic night that culminated in a 16-year old girl's disappearance in this independent mystery comedy hybrid from writer/director Kevin Palys. Unfolding in front of a video camera direct from a psychiatric ward, Gaby Winters (Jennifer Morrison) recalls a dreadful babysitting job that sent her on a frantic search for a missing teenager out into the heart of a mysterious city. Woven into the story are a multitude of subplots that add up to one chaotic night that Gaby will never forget.
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Cast & Crew
|Jennifer Morrison||Gaby Winters|
|Victoria L. Kelleher||Actor|
|Jerry Francis||Executive Producer|
|Andrew Kaiser||Score Composer|
|Frank Mannion||Executive Producer|
|Chris Peterson||Production Designer|
|Peter Samet||Score Composer,Editor|
4. Sequence 1 [19:56]
5. Sequence 2 [12:55]
6. Sequence 3 [15:28]
7. Sequence 4 [8:00]
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Morrison performed her unstable, erratic character believably and the supporting cast jumped right to her level. Sure, the movie seems to enjoy chaos. And sure, you feel a certain confusion along the way. But I watched this movie twice, and the second viewing was infinitely better. I let the emotions, humor flow over me. And besides, the story is about psychology and someone who wants to tell a good story -- who happens to be pretty messed up. I guess the ideas behind the movie, plus how surprising the characters behave, made it worth it for me. I have to admit I only watched this movie as an obsessive “House” fan but I enjoyed it much more than I anticipated. This film may not be for everyone, but if you like indie pictures that are specific, kinda difficult, but really freaking funny, with a great cast and a head trip, I would recommend it.
Jennifer Morrison really shows that she is an under-utilized actor. In fact, both Jen and Jesse Spencer are 180-degrees from their inoffensive roles on House, MD. Surrounded by a wonderful ensemble of actors, they create a story that thrives on suspense and humor. A very deliberate, concise work with a steady tone. The writer/director demonstrates a high degree of authorship. And yet the writing idiosyncrasies are not self-conscious or showy. And the performances only elaborate on what's already there. Jennifer Morrison, in particular, seems self-possessed in the role -- living out and behaving each moment rather than 'acting' it. Further, this is a movie interested, it seems, in mise-en-scene rather than montage fully bodied performances, fluid masters, and purposely under-cut. A movie that chooses long-take tableaux -- like an Altman film, or the Dardenne Brothers, or Gus van Sant -- over fragmentation via cutting. Pretty good stuff.