Day: August 17, 2012
netflix normalizing again
Blurb written by Netflix:
Atom Egoyan directs and stars in this painfully honest account of an Armenian photographer's search for love in spite of himself. His marriage in tatters, he starts dating again, but can't quite jump in with both feet, and his heart, first. With every date, he puts the women through the paces, asking them to make sexually charged phone calls to others. When he finally meets his match, his ex suddenly comes back into the already murky picture.
A commenter's correction:
Netflix's review of this film seems off (they tend to 'normalize' some films in their reviews): The spurned husband doesn't start dating again but rather hires actresses to portray woman similiar to his wife in an apparent attempt to come to grips with her leaving and how she left. It's much more interesting than just dating! This is a simple, droll, and very thoughtful film about the subtle break-up of a long-term relationship of a couple played by Egoyan and his wife and collaborator, Arsinee Khanjian.