Homewrecker – Review

Posted January 23, 2010 in
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Homewrecker

Sundance Film Festival

Director: Brad Barnes & Todd Barnes

There’s nothing more annoying than a jealous lover who constantly runs on the assumption that their significant other is cheating on them. Thus, you can imagine how much sympathy one can have for Mike (Anslem Richardson), an ex-con locksmith who’s tossed into the paranoid world of Margo (Ana Reeder), a needy customer who hires him to break into her ex-boyfriend’s apartment. Upon the realization of this deception, instead of leaving the situation like a rational person on work release would do, Mike follows Margo into crazier schemes and endures more of her infuriating behaviors throughout the streets of New Jersey. While Richardson is enjoyable to watch, especially when he loses his patience with the non-stop jabbering tart, he is completely overshadowed by Reeder’s unrelenting peskiness that quickly sends the film from quirky to excruciating in a matter of minutes. There are, however, sporadic moments of genuine affection and vulnerability projected together by both actors, but certainly not enough to establish and build a sincere connection with.

–Jimmy Martin

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Screening Times:

January 22, 2010 – 3:00pm – Yarrow Hotel Theatre

January 23, 2010 – 9:30pm – Peery’s Egyptian Theatre (Ogden)

January 25, 2010 – 9:00am – Holiday Village Cinema IV

January 28, 2010 – 8:00pm – Holiday Village Cinema II

January 30, 2010 – 8:30am – Holiday Village Cinema I

January 30, 2010 – 9:00pm – Broadway Centre Cinemas VI