Oct-Dec 2010 Screenings
1993 - Robert Altman - 184 mins - USA
Thu 28 Oct 1999 at 8.30pm
Lakelands Hotel, Scariff, Co. Clare
Midnight Court Rating: 5.0 (1 votes)
Cast: Andie MacDowell, Tom Waits, Jack Lemmon, Huey Lewis, Jazz singer Annie Ross, classical cellist Lori Singer
Storyline: Criss-crossing 22 significant characters, this is a bemused contemplation of the unaccountable way people behave when fate deals them unexpected hands, embracing everything from slapstick comedy to devastating tragedy.
As in any multi-episode film, some vignettes work better than others. The price it pays for being an observant character piece, rather than narrative-driven, is that its lenghts is fully felt.
Verdicts from the Midnight Court