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2003

December 25, 2003
February 17, 2007
DVD
USA
English
124 Minutes

After her husband and children die in a traffic accident, a middle-class housewife's life becomes intertwined with those of a sickly academic and a poor ex-convict, in ways that involve drug addiction, adultery and murder.

Better than BABEL. Probably the best example of confusing the audience with timeline. But there are only three characters so we can put the puzzle together without errors. Some scenes are only a few seconds before we're sent several months prior or later. Naomi Watts and Sean Penn and Benecio Del Toro are three names that you'd want to watch no matter what they were in. Good subtext of God and fate. Penn is spectacular. Not uplifting, but very good.

** Halliwells
7.0 Metacritic
8.2 Rotten Tomatoes

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