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The Caveman's Valentine

  • R
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Romulus Ledbetter (Samuel L. Jackson) is a schizophrenic homeless man who lives in a cave in a New York City park and believes that his nemesis is trying to control the world by projecting mind-control beams from the Chrysler Building. Romulus is also a Juilliard-trained pianist who retreated into a world of fantasy and paranoia when the stress of his professional and family lives became too much. When Romulus finds a young homeless man frozen to death outside his cave, the police write it off as an accident but Romulus investigates and discovers evidence of murder. While trying to reconcile with his policewoman daughter, Romulus sneakily investigates a trendy artist and his models for evidence of murder, blackmail, and more. Based on the novel by George Dawes Green, THE CAVEMAN'S VALENTINE is a unique trip into the disturbed but still highly intelligent mind of a character only Samuel L. Jackson could pull off. Director Kasi Lemmons, who previously directed Jackson in EVE'S BAYOU, takes us inside Romulus's mind using spectacular and jarring special effects, yet never letting the viewer forget the simple, human drama at the heart of the film. Offbeat and unique, THE CAVEMAN'S VALENTINE is a truly independent creation.
    • Rating - language, some violence, and sexuality
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 21376

  • Credits
    Samuel L. Jackson, Aunjanue Ellis, Colm Feore, Anthony Michael Hall, Ann Magnuson, Damir Andrei, Rodney Eastman, Peter MacNeill, Tamara Tunie, Jay Rodan, Kate McNeil
  • Critic Reviews
    "...A deft use of black-and-white fantasy sequences....The mystery plot is also quite ingenious....Smoothly plotted and emotionally haunting..."
    Movieline's Hollywood Life

    "...The filmmaker's preference for expressive, fluid, nocturnal, operatically 'feminine' imagery is emerging as her artistic signature....There is a pleasure in giving oneself up to the gutsy swirls of the film's imagery..."
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...[Jackson gives a] moving performance....You're swept up, engulfed in Romulus's singular world..."

    "...Mr. Jackson does a superb job of conveying Romulus's fear....Ms. Lemmons does a thoughtful and potent job....[The film] is intriguing..."
    New York Times

    "...Jackson keeps you riveted..."
    Rolling Stone

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