The Myth Of Fingerprints


(out of 5)

Absorbing but icy drama about a family whose dysfunctions appear impossible to untangle. and  are the parents whose children all seem to be alienated from their lives for various reasons:  can only see the bad things in her life,  loves his girlfriend () but can’t commit, left home after a bad breakup with the woman of his dreams () and hasn’t been able to function ever since, and  is the youngest daughter whose problems are unclear beyond the fact that she’s more than slightly irritating.  This wonderful collection of actors never disappoints you, but the film’s premature ending will; still, Bart Freundlich ably directs for the first time, and Moore’s scenes are the best of those on offer.

Eureka Pictures, Good Machine

USA, 1997

Directed by

Screenplay by Bart Freundlich

Cinematography by

Produced by Bart Freundlich, ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by ,

Independent Spirit Awards 1997.

Toronto International Film Festival 1997

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