Sunday, November 21, 2010

Tape (2001)

Director: Richard Linklater. Cast: Ethan Hawke, Robert Sean Leonard, Uma Thurman. 86 min. Rated R. Drama.

Linklater is again here doing what he does best: placing two or three characters in a shabby motel room, having them confront each other for 90 minutes in real-time, and create miracles. The number of ethical situations that sprout from such a simple setting are endless. And how can one ignore the radiating power of Hawke and Thurman as two of the three perfomers? A large amount of dialogue is likely improvised, which makes the scene even more "hyperreal", as is Linklater's specialty. Worthy of repeat viewings.

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