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Short Cuts
My Rating:
(out of 5 stars)
1 star
Short Cuts Poster
Primary Location: First Saw:In Theatre Saw at/with: With Bob Sandine at Cine 1-4
Rating: R Year: 1993 Category: Drama
Director: Robert Altman Time: 187 min. Writer: Raymond Carver & Robert Altman

Mine: Altman has nerve calling this three hour film "Short" Cuts! Really long and totally pointless. Some good performances, but what the heck is the point. It trys for a kind of Pulp Fiction kind of scope and fails badly.
Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis: Mordant mosaic of unpleasant, unhappy lives in Southern California, adapted from the short stories of Raymond Carver. Altman paints on another oversized canvas, with a series of marginally interconnected vignettes about various couples, parents, lovers, and friends (from a phone-sex purveyor who feeds her baby while plying her trade to a children's party clown seized by melancholia)... played by a virtual who's who of contemporary talent. As a feat--a directorial achievement--it's something to behold and admire, but as entertainment it's less rewarding. Super 35.
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