Simpatico

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(out of 5)


Moderately successful character drama is actually an improvement over Sam Shepard’s talky and convoluted play.  plays a successful Kentucky racehorse mogul whose dirty past is brought back to haunt him by , an old high school friend who was part of the crooked deal that made Bridges wealthy.   plays Bridges’ miserable wife, the key player in the swindle that made her and her husband a millionaire. The flashbacks are awkward and sometimes overdone, but the brilliant acting done by all three aforementioned actors, plus stellar performances by  and , make the film wholly worth watching. Stone is especially powerful despite the fact that she’s only on screen for a short amount of time; she said in an interview that it is the most brilliant part she’s been asked to play and it’s easy to see why.


Emotion Pictures, , Zeal Pictures, Kingsgate Films

United Kingdom/France/USA, 1999

Directed by

Screenplay by Matthew Warchus, , based on the play by 

Cinematography by 

Produced by , ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Toronto International Film Festival 1999


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