Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Urbania (2000)

Director: Jon Shear

Stars: Dan Futterman, Sam Ball, Alan Cumming, Josh Hamilton, Matt Keeslar

Charlie has experienced a trauma, but he's doing his best to regain control of his life. Drawn to a mysterious stranger spotted from a distance, Charlie believes he's found the key to his recovery. As he searches the city in an effort to revisit this chance meeting, he encounters old friends and new acquaintances--all of whom have their own tale to tell and their own eerie connection to him, and each other. When he finally meets the object of his fascination what seems like a clandestine romance turns intriguingly darker. For Charlie, the boundaries of reality, which have given his life order, have shifted. The lines separating past and present, true and false, love and hate, gay and straight, have blurred. And as Charlie completes his quest, the urban myths we tell each other, the man with the stolen kidney, the poodle in the microwave, as well as the fantasies that spin in his head , merge as one and come to life to haunt him.

This man is going through emotional hell. He is losing control of his mental and emotional well being. His lover is dead by the hands of a street hood, and Charlie is taking his feeling of anger and sadness out on other people, strangers. He has almost lose the ability to hold on to his sanity. It is all slipping away from him. It is a really sad story.
I really did like the cast in this movie. Dan Futterman was great in this role. I had no complaints with him at all. The rest of the cast did a great job in their roles. It was the flow of the movie that is what the real problem for the movie. The story is good and really sad. It just ran too slow too many times. It is a gay indie movie, but that is really no excuse for this movie.

The movie just not gay enough for a gay movie. I know that it is hard for some straight actors, but are we not over that by this time? There were so many movies like this coming out. There were two scenes, but they were so short and over before you even knew it.

This movie is worth once or twice. The story is really good. It is just the flow of the movie is a bit slow at times, which can make you want to turn away. Enjoy.

Urbania (2000) Trailer

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