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Funny, original and disturbing, if flawed,
This review is from: Little Murders [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
Yet another 'I should probably see again' film (sigh).
Sometimes very funny, occasionally disturbing super-black comedy about
the absurdity of modern urban life.
On first viewing, while some of the performances were wonderful (Donald
Sutherland), some were merely OK (Elliott Gould in the lead) and some
are over the top and annoying (Lou Jacobi, and, surprisingly, the great
Alan Arkin - who also directed, perhaps taking on too much).
Too often the cast feel like actors are in different movies, with
different styles and levels of reality.
This is a very brave and odd film, with some unforgettable moments, but
a few that feel awkward and trite.
Most reviews were stronger than my reaction, and I could definitely
imagine this being one of those films where the strengths would seems
stronger, and the weaknesses less annoying on repeated viewings. Nice
cinematography by Gordon Willis.