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Adrift in Manhattan, the third feature effort of Hispanic writer/director Alfredo de Villa (Washington Heights, Yellow), intercuts three intensely dramatic stories of life during a cold New York winter, each of which revolves around the concept (and thematic motif) of vision. In the first, an eye doctor grieving from a traumatic loss (Heather Graham) must reexamine her life and priorities; in the second, an artist of advanced age must contend with encroaching blindness -- thus losing the one of his five senses that represents his greatest asset; in the third, a photographer grapples with inner turmoil. De Villa brings these stories together for an unanticipated intersection on a Manhattan subway line, and watches as these individuals -- initially, complete strangers to one another -- help to guide each other through their struggles, pain, and angst. William Baldwin and Erika Michaels co-star. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi
Pretty interesting movie. The life of those people were really interesting. The guy who was following that lady was so peaceful. A lot of this movie was sad too because of what happened or was happening to those people. Great movie.
WOW. This was another of those movies that give you lots of suspense and then fail to give you a reason why you sat and watched one and a half hours of something that totally had no meaning whatsoever.
It was a thought provoking movie, had you wondering what was going to happen next, and I really did ENJOY watching this one. But the ending was like *WHAM* No more. End of story.
I guess the characters continue to go on with their lives in the same manner, and it's up to you to decide how their tomorrow's went.
It was more a movie that SHOWED how people FEEL. Rather than make everything all fall into place in the end, and everyone lives happily ever after, or even the exact opposite, where nothing works out for anyone, and you turn off the movie hoping for a sequel so that they have another chance to find happiness and bring real meaning to their lives - the ending just wasn't CLEAR in any way about any of the details or any of the people's lives or future's.
I really liked this movie. Did NOT like the way it ended and left you just sitting there thinking "what was that all about...?" I doubt I will ever watch it again.
3 1/2 stars. Could have been a 4 star movie if the ending had been more "resolved."