Quite simply High Art is a stunning piece of cinema. It has a fascinating and compelling storyline, is brilliantly shot and directed, and features some outstanding acting by Radha Mitchell, Ally Sheedy and Patricia Clarkson. In fact, I first saw this film on tv many years ago, and until I saw her in something else, I actually thought Patricia Clarkson was a german actor. That's how convincing these performances
are. The themes of art, drug use, and lesbian sexuality are ones that are seldom portrayed convincingly on film, and yet the realistic filming style lures you into the characters lives until the final revelations leaves you emotionally reeling. As soon as I saw this was out on dvd I bought it, and when I watched it again I was not disappointed. This is a work of art, a finely crafted piece of storytelling that will stay with you for a long time, and one that you will want to watch again.