Director: John Curran. Cast: Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, Milla Jovovich, Frances Conroy. 105 min. Rated R. Drama.
Norton is a convicted jailbird, De Niro his prison counselor, and Jovovich his wife seducing De Niro into a scandalous affair, presumably to blackmail him into offering her husband a get-out-of-jail-free card. The story and characters are quite fuzzy here. Is Norton trying to prove De Niro's hypocrisy, justify torching of his own grandparents, or both? And if so, where does Jovovoich come in? Is she working for Norton (they don't seem to be colluding much), or conspiring on her own to prove ... what? Motivations don't add up here. Wish I'd listened to a friend's advice to stay away.