Friday, June 17, 2016

November (2004)

Sony Pictures Classics
Directed by Greg Harrison
My rating: 3 stars out of 4
(DVD, IFC Films/Sony)

Photographer Courtney Cox and her lawyer boyfriend stop at a convenience store late one night. He goes in alone and is caught in a deadly robbery. Cox tries to regroup in the month afterward but seeks a psychiatrist's help for her debilitating headaches. Strange things begin happening which seem to indicate the events of the robbery may have happened differently. We see at least two more versions, and she becomes more directly involved each time. The final version may or may not be the real one, but it is certainly the most emotionally devastating. Finely crafted, dreamlike film may be a little to open-ended for some tastes, but suited me just fine. Extremely short running time of just over an hour, with nearly 10 minutes of credits, indicates characters could have been fleshed out a little more for an even better film.

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