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Obscure gem
written by techweenie May 11, 2003 - 7:48 PM PDT
9 out of 10 members found this review helpful
Great to see this out on DVD.

The emptiness of the mid-60s upper middle class culture was never laid more bare. Lancaster's character is out of sync with his life, and is no more aware of it than his neighbors.

But there's a secret, slowly revealed, as the movie progresses about our protagonist.

Every interaction with residents of his community (each closer to his desitnation, and each less eager to see him) reveals a bit about him: to us, and maybe a little to Lancaster's character.

You'll have to excuse some misty 70s-style cinematography, period score, and some histrionic style more suited to an earlier film age, but this movie still has something to say.

It's been said that Lancaster dipped into his own pocket to shoot additional scenes and finish the movie. he obviously cared about his character and the story, and if you can put yourself in the story's time and place, I bet you will, too.


(Average 7.42)
45 Votes
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