Saturday, April 30, 2005

Tribeca Film Festival Movie #10 Slingshot

Friday, April 29th

Today’s movie was playing at different theater. Movie “Slingshot” was playing at Tribeca Cinemas, which is kind of far from Regal Cinemas Battery Park where they play it usually. Tribeca Cinemas was located at right at the end of china town below Canal st. Theater was nice and comfy if you see it nice way or small with uncomfortable chairs.

Slingshot looked very independent despite all the famous actors/actress in the movie. Maybe it was intended; maybe it was film they used. However, it did add to tone of the film.

Here is info on movie from Tribeca Film Festival;

“Ashley and Taylor are manipulative career grifters always on the make for lonely housewives. But their easy lifestyle hits a roadblock when Taylor romances April, the daughter of one of the wives. After he announces that she is joining them on the road, things quickly take a turn for the worse. With David Arquette, Thora Birch, Balthazar Getty, and Julianna Margulies.”

Many famous actors/actress are in this movie, David Arquette, Thora Birch, Balthazar Getty, Julianna Margulies, and Joely Fisher to mention. They all give great performance especially Balthazar Getty and David Arquette. I know many people still see David Arquette as joke who only makes dumd comedy. For me he has prove many times that he can act and he can act great. You can’t denied he does great job in Never Die Alone, Grey Zone and in this movie. He was also in the one of dumb & don’t think just watch it movie called See Spot Run. It’s one of DVD, I am not going to get rid of it. That movie is going to stay in my “dumb & don’t think just watch it” movie collection.

A great deal of movies I seen recently, Neo Ned, The Baxter, Alchemy, Rikidozan, Runaway, and even Interpreter, has theme of loneliness and wants to belong to someone or have family/companionship. Our society has became so hectic and machine dependent that even we do have people who we talk daily, such as family, friend, cashier’ at market, etc, do we truly have someone we can really talk, share secret, and be depend on? Even in crowded pond, are we all just lonely fish trying to find someone he/she belongs to? Can we truly live with a feeling of darkness and emptiness of being alone? It is like piece of puzzle wanting to find other piece to complete the puzzle. Maybe being happy and complete with love ones is better than being successful and rich. However, is that possible in modern society, which focus so much on power & money & technology?

At the end of the movie, they have scenes of Taylor and Ashley when they were younger. At first, I thought what a great make up or something because they actually look younger. I found out later in Q&A that those are actually footage from other movie “Where the Day Takes You” that was made in 1992, which both actors was in. It remind me of movie The Limey and how they use the old movie footage and incorporate into new movie.

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Writer Jay Alaimo and Director Matt Fiorello

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