Watched Jul 14, 2012
Aaron King’s review:
I am so glad that I got to see this film. The editing of this film is interesting enough to make a film out of in itself. Kenneth Longerman made this film to follow up "You Can Count on Me" and the film was running around 3 hours long and the studio wanted him to edit the film to two hours and despite how much he tried, he couldn't do it and then ensued law suits stating that that he was not doing what he was contractually obligated for him to do because he felt that if he edited some of the film out then he would lose the story it self, so he was not able to edit it to a length that the studio wanted it to be. This film has been in limbo for quite a few years now and lots of the actors in the film are famous now on either tv or movies.
The movie itself is a lovely mess. There is so much going on in this film that it is hard to pin point what the film is really trying to say. Anna Paquin stars in the film about a girl who is involved in a bus accident where a lady gets killed and does the thing that she thinks that is best rather than the right thing. She doesn't tell the truth and meanwhile everybody around her is talking about morality and if certain races are terrorist or not. In reality, this film has enough characters in it to make a television show out of because there is a subplot about Anna sleeping with Kieran Culkin that really seemed out of nowhere other than the fact that it shows that she is growing up faster than she should because she saw this horrendous event. This film should be seen by people, but the length of 2 hours and 30 minutes will probably make people tune out rather than tune in.