|Sony Pictures Classics | Release Date: October 18, 2002||CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION|
The film is pitch-perfect in its decor, music, clothes, cars, language and values. It takes place during those heady years between the introduction of the Pill and the specter of AIDS, when men shaped as adolescents by Playboy in the 1950s now found some of their fantasies within reach. Read full review
Its not a particularly sexy movie. Whats shocking to Schrader is not Cranes promiscuity, but his obtuseness. Its the story of the unbearable lightness of Bob.
Certainly holds one's attention, but it's a strange and grim experience, ice-cold and borderline pointless. [28 October 2002, p. 119]
It grows repetitious, both in its account of Crane's ritual behavior and in clumsily written -- and stolidly directed -- scenes between Crane and Carpenter, two men acting out their own unacknowledged sexual drama.
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