Things with the two move pretty quickly without anything really happening between them mainly because neither seem to have much experience and each seems relieved to have found the other, even if it is not clear whether Miranda really cares for Abe. All the while, Abe is getting increasingly frustrated working for his father Jackie (Christopher Walken) and his mother Phyllis (Mia Farrow) tries her best to comfort her son, somewhat oblivious to his immaturity.
Understandably frustrated with life in general and possibly (if he even noticed) with Miranda's distant nature, Abe has a series of hallucinations involving his father's secretary where this frustration at his perceived unfair situation is vented. It must be said that these are immensely difficult to follow and when at a late stage we see that Abe has in fact been in a coma, our understanding of the film becomes all the more hazy; it just doesn't seem to add up.
There is no criticising the performances of the cast, in particular the leads, however, much of the story and interest lies in the first half of the film and the rest seems forced and drawn out, not to mention confusing. Perhaps it is one of those films which has to be seen a couple of times.
Dark Horse is out this week on DVD.
Date : 28/09/2012
Average price: £10.00