2 Days in the Valley
In a sleepy bedroom community of LA's San Fernando Valley, the murder of a professional athlete by two hit men sets into motion a chain of events that puts the mundane lives of a dozen residents on a collision course. This clever tale tells the story of two hit men, a mistress, a nurse, a vindictive ex-wife, a wealthy art dealer and his lovelorn assistant, a suicidal writer and his dog, and a bitter cop and his partner.
- Stars:Danny Aiello, Greg Cruttwell, Jeff Daniels, Teri Hatcher, Glenne Headly, Peter Horton, Marsha Mason, Paul Mazursky, James Spader, Eric Stoltz, Charlize Theron, Keith Carradine, Louise Fletcher, Austin Pendleton, Kathleen Luong,
- Director:John Herzfeld,
- Writer:John Herzfeld
48 hours of intersecting lives and crimes in Los Angeles. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
2 Days in the Valley torrent reviews
(it) wrote: Deftly directed and envisioned by Alex Ross Perry, "Listen Up Philip" takes an unflinching look at destructive egos. Philip Lewis Friedman (Jason Schwartzman) is a talented writer who has just published his second novel. Despite his success, Philip remains grossly dissatisfied with life. Consumed by his craft and self-image, Philip is arrogant and dismissive, a solipsistic narcissist really, who fails to make real human connections. Schwartzman's deadpan works brilliantly here. Philip's insensitivity and judgemental nature make him excruciating to tolerate as a romantic partner. Like a toxic gas, his state of existential ennui has diffused into the life of his long-time girlfriend Ashley Kane (Elisabeth Moss). Jilted and disgruntled, Ashley has become just as isolated and forlorn. Moss, who is infinitely compelling onscreen, serves as an emotional centre for the film. There's a moment when Ashley has the apartment to herself and she feigns a smile, even though no one's watching, as if she's uncertain of her own happiness. In another scene after an argument with Philip, the resentment and hurt that registers on her face is quietly shattering. It's that subtlety and precise intention that make Moss a frighteningly good actress. Meanwhile, Philip has left their New York apartment and gone on a retreat with his literary icon, the ornery and reclusive Ike Zimmerman (Jonathan Pryce). Ike acts as a mentor to Philip, while casually luring him into the same hermetic lifestyle. A victim of his own complacency and ego, the aging author, played superbly by Pryce, earns more pity than loathing. These two tortured artists are mirrors of one another: both unwilling to make compromises for their creative endeavours and both tragically alone because of it. Incisively written and mordantly funny, "Listen Up Philip" is caustic and bitter to its core. Perry's unflattering portrait of elitist literati reveals a fascinating dichotomy: these artists are able to convey profound humanity and insight in their work, but they struggle to find meaningful closeness and significance in their real lives. Perry laments the sad and ugly truth behind beautiful work.
(br) wrote: Great performance from Stiller.
(ca) wrote: Pretty funny, and its focus isn't completely on the gay relationship. Plus, it's got Paul Sorvino :)
(mx) wrote: A quirky commentary on modern Palestinian life. I know little about Palestinian life or culture, so it was difficult to separate the satire from the reality. Showcases several interesting "keystone cops" scenes featuring the Israeli police.
(ag) wrote: bst movie of my love...........
(it) wrote: Always fun with Jim Carrey , one funny face maybe better then the other , just like the jokes ...some great , some mm ; SOMDVD
(es) wrote: Great movie... Just very slow in the beginning
(kr) wrote: Steven Soderbergh!!!
(kr) wrote: One of the slowest movies I have ever seen. It is overly repetitive and what little plot it has doesn't make very much sense. I felt like I was watching a student film on a public access channel.
(es) wrote: The cinematography for this movie alone is enough to watch it. But it's a pretty weak story all in all, and the protagonist, played by Roddy McDowell, isn't very interesting to follow. Still, worth a glimpse into the life of Ol' Ireland.
(kr) wrote: The two leads help ratchet up the tension to a fever pitch and I enjoyed the effort.
(nl) wrote: It's such a thin line between clever and stupid. Wet Hot American Summer's director David Wain seem to have found the right balance with the help of his brilliant cast.
(kr) wrote: A movie where an older couple hangs out with a hipster couple who share an interest in making documentaries. OK... not really exciting stuff here. I think the most annoying aspect of this was that there's no one to really 'root for'. You got Kylo Ren who's this super cool buddy type but in the end that was all a sham and Gaylord Focker who's a selfish nitwit obsessed with his own documentary. Very big meh here, and for the record Hit 'Em Up by 2pac is not the type of song you'd dance to in a hip-hop class. They should have gone with California Love or I Get Around, would have been much more believable.