FlourishDirector: Kevin Palys, Jennifer Morrison, Jesse Spencer, Leighton Meester
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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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.
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.