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Intersection (1994)

Director:
Mark Rydell

COUNTRY
USA

Genre
Drama/Romance
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Vendepunktet

RUNNING TIME
94 minutes

Producers:
Bud Yorkin
Mark Rydell

Screenwriters:
David Rayfiel
Marshall Brickman


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Vincent Eastman Richard Gere
Sally Eastman Sharon Stone
Olivia Marshak Lolita Davidovich
Neal Martin Landau
Richard Quarry David Selby -
Meaghan Eastman Jenny Morrison

 

Review

In this meandering drama set in the Vancouver area, director Mark Rydell (On Golden Pond) aims for deep and thought-provoking, but ends up with a rather sluggish melodrama which only occasionally is able to lift itself up from its structural chains and address the real-life issues on hand with any kind of sincerity. The writing has a day-time soap vibe, even if the actors are among the Hollywood A-list and give it their best shot. Richard Gere looks marvellous and is well cast. His Vincent Eastman could have been fine in another movie. But Sharon Stone is uncomfortable to watch in her atypical part, and Lolita Davidovich, who finds the right note for her role, is edited to look like a potential bad guy. The filmmakers obviously were clutching at straws to give the movie the edge which it severely lacks, except for in contrived plot devices. James Newton Howard provided the uninspiring score. It was Rydell's penultimate film.

Re-reviewed: Copyright 30.05.2021 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang
Original review: Copyright 20.05.1997 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang