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    Until the Night

    L.A. non-story

    "Until the Night" is an aimless story about two troubled Los Angeles couples.


    "Until the Night" is not unlike a walk throug Los Angeles — you never seem to be going anywhere. You could start at any point in the movie and watch any number of scenes in any order, and it would change nothing. There's little to learn about the characters and there's little for them to do. The movie is singular for its utter lack of movement.

    Written and directed by: Gregory Hatanaka.
    Cast: Norman Reedus, Kathleen Robertson, Missy Crider, Sarah Lassez, Matthew Settle, Michael T. Weiss, Sean Young, Boyd Kestner.
    Cinematography: Yasu Tanida.
    Edited by: Chisako Yokoyama.

    Related links: Official site
    United Artists Cinema 30 Main Street East Hampton, New York 11937 631.324.0448 10/22/2004 1:30 PM — 3:30 PM

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  • The story — it's barely a story — is about two couples on the verge of breaking up. Robert (Norman Reedus) is slowly driving his irritable girlfriend Mina (Missy Crider) around the bend by following her with a video camera. Meanwhile, the Clark-Kentish Elizabeth (Kathleen Robertson) is trying to cope with her failed actor husband Daniel (Michael T. Weiss), who mopes around the house playing hookey from auditions. That's about it for the plot. In a motif which, I suppose, is meant to give us a sense of gritty, hard-boiled realism, everybody drinks hard liquor in almost every scene. If Jack Daniels paid for placement, he got his money's worth.

    OCTOBER 20, 2004

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