My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Thirteen Conversations About One Thing


(out of 5)

On a casual evening in New York, a hotshot lawyer () celebrates a personal victory at a local bar, having just sent a guilty man to prison. A nearby patron of the establishment () has just had a terrible week that has confirmed his doubts about humanity in general. A housemaid () celebrates a positive outlook on life until hers takes an unfortunate turn. A university professor () is trying to balance out his feelings for his wife () and his mistress ().  These characters and more have connections between them that they aren’t aware of in this delicate, sensitively directed film by Jill Sprecher.  All the performances are a touch of brilliance (Arkin is especially memorable, as well as McConaughey who reveals a new level of subtlety that he has never explored before), and the script is exceptionally well written.

Stonelock Pictures, Single Cell Pictures, double A Films, Conversation Productions Inc., Echo Lake Entertainment, Entitled Entertainment

USA, 2001

Directed by 

Screenplay by , Jill Sprecher

Cinematography by 

Produced by ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Film Festivals:  TIFF 2001

Independent Spirit Awards 2002.

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