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Mercy (2010)

Mercy

Overview


Genre

Romance, Drama

Release Date

April 30, 2010 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

87 min.

Studio

IFC Films

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Patrick Hoelck

Producer

Scott Caan, Vincent Palomino, Phil Parmet

Screenwriter

Scott Caan

Starring

Story


MERCY, a lush indie romance from actor/writer/producer Scott Caan, and directed by first Patrick Hoelck in an amazing transition from the world of fashion photography to filmmaking, follows Johnny Ryan (Caan), a successful young romance novelist who, as it happens, doesn't actually believe in love.

At the launch party for his latest book, Johnny's world is suddenly turned upside-down by the beautiful and mysterious Mercy (Wendy Glenn), the only major critic who dislikes his work. Johnny becomes determined to find the depth that Mercy says he is lacking and, in the process, falls in love.

Featuring a moving on-screen collaboration between Scott and his father James Caan, and a stellar supporting cast including Dylan McDermott and Erika Christensen, MERCY explores the struggle of maintaining a relationship, and the possibility of losing it all.

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Wendy Glenn in IFC Films' Mercy (2010)
Wendy Glenn and Scott Caan in IFC Films' Mercy (2010)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..Mercy looks like an Urban Outfitters catalog and plays like A Very Special Episode of Entourage, only sporadically convincing that it's taking such form to mobilize a critique of the same..”
by Karina Longworth [Village Voice]
“..Mercy devolves into yet another navel-gazing drama about a glib cad redeemed by the love of a good woman..”
by Nathan Rabin [A.V. Club]
“..Don't let Mercy's title fool you, as there's no clemency here, from cliche or pretentiousness..”
by Nick Schager [Slant Magazine]