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Edmond

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Edmond

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
76 minutes
Limited Release Date:
07/14/06
performer:
William H. Macy, Joe Mantegna, Rebecca Pidgeon, Julia Stiles
director:
Stuart Gordon
distributor:
First Independent Pictures
author:
David Mamet
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a B+

The film of David Mamet’s play, Edmond, about a meek businessman (Macy) who goes on a sudden, ferocious tear is marred by a lack of motivation for his worst behavior, but redeemed by witty sordidness and some marvelously nuanced acting by Macy, Stiles, and Rebecca Pidgeon. EXTRAS
Commentaries include a laconic one from Mamet: great stretches of silence interrupted by the writer muttering things like ”Oh, dear” and ”God, I’m funny sometimes, I must say.” He also reveals a funny, if mean, term for a waitress/actress: ”wacktress.”

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