High Art (1998)

“I haven’t been deconstructed in a long time.” – Lucy

Number of Times Seen – 1 (16 Jun 2021)

Brief Synopsis – An intern at a publishing company starts an affair with her upstairs neighbor who is a high class photographer.

My Take on it – This is a film with a great premise that fails to work at all.

Ally Sheedy and Radha Mitchell are both superb here even though their characters aren’t fully developed.

The relationship between the two of them is done in a very choppy way and things fail to go as smoothly as one might hope.

The story spirals into some very complex and esoteric scenes that just don;t allow for things to make more sense and instead gets very convoluted as it all moves along.

The dialogue is also a bit too strange and doesn’t allow for these characters to have a more realistic interaction which instead of being powerful and poignant, it comes across as being quite boring.

There are some aspects of the story that come across as surprises yet don’t add or subtract to what the audience already knows about the characters or the various situations that they get themselves into along the way.

The story moves along at a really slow pace and that makes most of it seem as if it is dragging along which is also quite detrimental to everything that transpires here.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – When Sheedy won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead for her role, she delivered a very long, impassioned acceptance speech. (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (3/10)


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