Sandra Jennings and directed by Harold Guskin (at right), a fellow evidently best known for being a crack acting coach, has entirely too "manufactured" a feel to be taken seriously. This is particularly sad because the acting here is quite fine. Performances -- from everyone in view: in addition to the aforementioned, we have James Gandolfini (below, left) Famke Janssen, John Magaro and Joseph Pope (below, right) -- seem organic and anything but manufactured.
Tyrannosaur) because it seems insistently pessimistic, with the characters and their plights chosen for maximum "downer" value.
Richard Rutkowski). The music, properly depressing, is by Andrea Morricone (son of Ennio), and the rest of the technical departments come through just fine.
Anchor Bay Entertainment, opens this coming Friday here in New York City for a brief run at the Quad Cinema, and in Los Angeles at Laemmle's Noho 7 -- after which, a DVD and Blu-ray will be available rather quickly, I suspect.