Shadows & Lies

January 3rd, 2010


Shadows & Lies

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A man returns to New York after years in exile to save the girl he loves.

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 3.8/10 (406 voted)

Director: Jay Anania

Stars: James Franco, Julianne Nicholson, Martin Donovan

The story of William Vincent as he recounts the eccentric and curious path that has brought him, at mortal risk, to New York City, after four years in exile, to rescue a woman he scarcely knows, Ann, from the vague crime syndicate that first brought them together.

James Franco - William Vincent
Julianne Nicholson - Ann
Martin Donovan - Victor
Josh Lucas - Boss
Haskell King - Jason
Zoe Lister Jones - Rebecca
Ty Anania - Older Brother
Louis Anania - Younger Brother
Norm Golden - Jasper
Gibson Frazier - Sitting Man
Emily Tremaine - Cindy
Julienne Hanzelka Kim - Juliette
Vince Jolivette - Russell
John Tintori - Walking Man
Mick Casalle - Man with Cigarette

Release Date: 3 Jan 2010

Filming Locations: New York City, New York, USA

Did You Know?

On the opening title card the word iridescent is misspelled with 2 Rs.

[first lines]
William Vincent: [from letter] Dear Ann, I've come back to New York. Some years ago you asked me about myself. What are you doing, you asked. I didn't answer then, but I want to now. When you've read this letter, if you want to come away with me, if you want me to take you from here, call Victor. You can trust him. He'll find me.

User Review

An artsy movie that you must really want to see

Rating: 1/10

This is a movie that is beautiful with photography and that is the only positive thing I can say about it.

This film could have been great with the cast it has. James Franco does a great job of the brooding, James Dean like character. Josh Lucas as the dark, controlling bad guy is very good. Freckled Julianne Nelson is beautiful as the femme fatale, but the director seems to be attempting to imitate a good french movie but just fails.

If you like minutes long scenes of an actor's face, a room, an actor walking, you might enjoy this film. If it was condensed to a half hour drama, it might be great. Otherwise, it is not worth the time.


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