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Conversation(s) with Other Women [Blu-ray]

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  • Aaron Eckhart and Helena Bonham Carter give dazzling performances in Hans Canosa's CONVERSATIONS WITH OTHER WOMEN. Playing unnamed characters, Eckhart and Bonham Carter meet up at a New York City wedding and start flirting in a back room. Slowly it becomes evident that they have some kind of past together. As they consider spending the night in her hotel room -- and how that will affect their current lives -- secrets are revealed and futures are put in jeopardy. CONVERSATIONS is primarily a two-character drama, an acting tour de force for Eckhart (ERIN BROCKOVICH, THANK YOU FOR NOT SMOKING) and Bonham Carter (A ROOM WITH A VIEW, THE WINGS OF A DOVE). Director Canosa (ALMA MATER) shot the film in dual frame, shooting every scene with two cameras in order to capture different emotions and angles, and then projects them in split screen. Thus, the two frames sometimes show the same action from differing perspectives, and other times the present can be seen on one screen and the past on the other (as well as an imagined past, present, or future). The split-screen-effect results in longer takes and stronger emotions, allowing the audience inside the minds of these two not necessarily very likable characters. Gabrielle Zevin's script is biting and cynical yet romantic, giving depth to the man and the woman even though the film is just them talking for nearly an hour and a half. The soundtrack features compelling songs by Carla Bruni and Rilo Kiley.
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  • Credits
    Helena Bonham-Carter, Aaron Eckhart, Nora Zehetner, Cerina Vincent, Brianna Brown, Thomas Lennon, David Franklin, Yury Tsykun, Olivia Wilde, Bryan Geraghty
  • Critic Reviews
    3 stars out of 5 -- "We see actions and reactions simultaneously, giving the leads -- especially the silver-tongued Eckhart -- plenty to sink their teeth into."
    Total Film

    "[T]he screenplay by novelist and screenwriter Gabrielle Zevin has something of the free-flowing articulacy and emotional intelligence of Richard Linklater's BEFORE SUNSET."
    Sight and Sound

    4 stars out of 5 -- "[Depicted] in split screen throughout, offering an intriguing perspective on the thoughts and feelings of the two main characters..."
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