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Lantana

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Kerry Armstrong, Anthony LaPaglia, ...
Lantana: Lions Gate Films

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:
58183
genre:
Mystery and Thriller

We gave it an A

Like an Australian version of an Altman film, director Ray Lawrence’s mesmerizing drama examines the overlapping lives of a cross section of middle-aged characters. On the surface, Lantana works as an exquisitely twisty mystery, a la ”Gosford Park,” in which a philandering police detective (an Oscar caliber performance from LaPaglia, for once not masking his Aussie accent) investigates the disappearance of his wife’s shrink (Hershey). On a deeper level, the movie offers a gratifyingly sophisticated meditation on the vagaries of modern marriage.

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