Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Movie review from The Movie Snob

(Untitled) (C-). This is an intermittently amusing independent comedy about the New York art scene. The hirsute Adam Goldberg (2 Days in Paris) plays Adrian Jacobs, a composer of atonal musical works in which metallic buckets are commonly featured instruments. His brother Josh (Eion Bailey, never heard of him) churns out colorful cloudscape paintings for hotels and doctors' offices, but he wants to be taken seriously as an artist. And then there's gallery operator Madeleine (Marley Shelton, who's a dead ringer for Heather Graham of Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me), who dates Adrian while using Josh as her meal ticket so she can afford to show cutting-edge art involving stuffed opossums hanging from a chandelier, or the aptly titled piece "Light Bulb Going On and Off." There are a few chuckles to be had--I especially enjoyed a scene in which a filthy rich "collector" invites a girl to his place, and she conks her noggin on some very artistic blue squares sticking out of the wall in an inconvenient spot--but the movie drags a bit even though it's only 96 minutes long.


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