Lantana: Lions Gate Films
May 21, 2002 at 04:00 AM EDT

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.

type
Movie
Genre
mpaa
R
runtime
113 minutes
director
Ray Lawrence
Studio
Lions Gate Films
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