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He Was a Quiet Man (2007)

Directed by:
Frank Capello

COUNTRY
USA

Genre
Black Comedy

NORWEGIAN TITLE
He Was a Quiet Man

RUNNING TIME
95 minutes

Produced by:
Mike Leathy
Frank Capello

Written by:
Frank Capello


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Bob Maconel Christian Slater
Venessa Parks Elisha Cuthbert
Gene Shelby William H. Macy
Paula Metzler Sascha Knopf -
Ralf Coleman David Wells -
Scott Harper Jamison Jones -

 

Review

All through his impressive career, Christian Slater has had a knack for sniffing out daring, off-beat roles in independent productions and give wholehearted, distinct performances in them. Heathers, Kuffs, Dolan's Cadillac and, more recently, King Cobra are all fine examples of this. And this obscure 2007 flick written and directed by Frank Cappello is another. A black comedy with a profound, askew look at life as a low-level corporate employee, with all the unfulfilling tasks and superficial work relationships this entails. Slater's accomplished performance, Cappello's at times chilling social commentary, and some really funny satirical comedy (often delivered by William H. Macy) makes this a surprisingly enjoyable movie experience despite the gloomy material. When it all seems to be ending with a handful of vapid movie cliches about courage and heart, before... not quite after all, you probably will feel a little cheated. But the picture doesn't ask for much other than to watch it and give it some thought.

Copyright 19.09.2022 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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