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3 Backyards (2011)

3 Backyards

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

March 11, 2011 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

88 min.

Production Budget

$0.3 millions

Studio

Screen Media Films

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Eric Mendelsohn

Producer

Fred Berner, Rocco Caruso, Amy Durning

Screenwriter

Eric Mendelsohn

Starring

Story


The story of three residents of the same suburban town over the course of one perfect, glittering Autumn day. Mixing the mundane with the mythic, the film peers into the interior lives of its characters as they embark on seemingly tiny journeys that actually take them vast distances from the familiar.

A businessman (Elias Koteas) with marital troubles gets 'lost' on a business trip without ever leaving town. A little girl (Rachel Resheff) steals her mother's jewelry in the morning and finds herself faced with frightening, adult decisions by late afternoon. A well-meaning housewife (Edie Falco) offers her celebrity neighbor (Embeth Davidtz) a lift and the trip detours into unsettling territory. Seen through a prism of shifting light and shimmering leaves, the familiar geography of the suburban landscape dissolves by day's end into a dreamscape where identity can be fractured, destroyed or ultimately reclaimed.

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Edie Falco stars as Peggy in Screen Media Films' 3 Backyards (2011)
Embeth Davidtz stars as The Actress and Edie Falco stars as Peggy in Screen Media Films' 3 Backyards (2011)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..essentially artificial, and insular, communities..”
by Howard Feinstein [Screen International]
“..these two stories never really cohere..”
by Ed Gonzalez [Slant Magazine]
“..nothing about "3 Backyards" makes any concession to commerce..”
by John Anderson [Variety]