First Independent Pictures | Release Date: July 14, 2006
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GianniAmatiApr 17, 2007
Fears might be desires. Edmond after forty years of a flat life feed by prejudice and common sense values is an emotional analphabet, unable to choose a possible alternative to his current life. He will follow his destiny finding peace in Fears might be desires. Edmond after forty years of a flat life feed by prejudice and common sense values is an emotional analphabet, unable to choose a possible alternative to his current life. He will follow his destiny finding peace in the arms of his black cellmate: our worst dream that becomes true. Expand
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MARKM.Nov 5, 2006
I don't think most of the reviewers got the joke. This movie (play) is about how nasty the world is outside of our social comfort level (Edmund actually says this) but presenting it in a way that ridicules that uneasiness. Sorry guys, I don't think most of the reviewers got the joke. This movie (play) is about how nasty the world is outside of our social comfort level (Edmund actually says this) but presenting it in a way that ridicules that uneasiness. Sorry guys, but this is just as true now as in the 80's. Re: Mamet's dialogue, get over it. Go watch Crash or some other garbage if you can't deal with complex sentences. Expand
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BrookE.Oct 3, 2006
This film may be a bit hard to digest, but it is, nonetheless, powerful. William H. Macy gives his best Mamet play-based performance since Oleanna. Not unlike Ebb Roe Smith's script for Falling Down, Edmond packs a visceral punch, but This film may be a bit hard to digest, but it is, nonetheless, powerful. William H. Macy gives his best Mamet play-based performance since Oleanna. Not unlike Ebb Roe Smith's script for Falling Down, Edmond packs a visceral punch, but likewise also suffers from a similar problem: most viewers will ultimately not like the main character despite feeling empathetic for him for some length of screen time. Keep in mind that Mamet wrote the play during his own fierce divorce. I say see it; just don't expect to feel good afterwards. Expand
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LeifOct 31, 2013
The episodic nature of the plot may cause the pacing to lose some velocity but the fearless and raw performance of Macy as a milquetoast white man on the verge of madness leaves a definite impression. Of all the supporting players BokeemThe episodic nature of the plot may cause the pacing to lose some velocity but the fearless and raw performance of Macy as a milquetoast white man on the verge of madness leaves a definite impression. Of all the supporting players Bokeem Woodbine leaves the biggest mark as the least likely person to give Macy's character a sense of clarity and stability. Not for the sensitive by any means but if you allow yourself to get into it's angry vision of urban life it's a strangely rewarding film. Expand
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