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LANTANA

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Lantana

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
113 minutes
Limited Release Date:
12/14/01
Wide Release Date:
12/21/01
performer:
Barbara Hershey, Anthony LaPaglia, Geoffrey Rush
director:
Ray Lawrence
distributor:
Lions Gate Films
author:
Andrew Bovell
genre:
Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a B-

Anthony LaPaglia lives deeply in the role of a grim, tired, adulterous police detective in this gnarled Australian import, one of those choking dissections of adult relationships in which every married anybody stumbles and trips while deceiving their somebody. It’s one of those only-in-the-theater coincidences that the detective’s wife — who suspects his infidelity — happens to be the patient of a psychotherapist whose disappearance is being investigated by said cop.