on 24 June 2004
I adore John Cassavetes. However, Faces is not one of my favourite Cassavetes films. In this film John Marley and Lynn Carlin play a couple who are going through a bad patch in their marriage and who seek excitement in the arms of others, Marley with prostitute Gena Rowlands and Carlin with groovy beatnik Seymour Cassel. The film's not bad in places as it shows how both parties fail to even find fulfillment in their affairs. Perhaps therefore the problem lies with themselves? The main problem with this film is that it goes on for far too long and you lose interest after a while as to whether Marley and Carlin will get back together. Anyway watch it and see what you think! Faces lacks the brilliance of other Cassavetes films!