The Big Empty details
|Starring:||Kelsey Grammer, Bud Cort, Melora Walters, Sean Bean, Daryl Hannah, Joey Lauren Adams, Jon Favreau, Rachael Leigh Cook, Adam Beach|
The Big Empty
|Run time:||1 hour 31 minutes|
|Rental release:||02 May 2005|
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A no brainerBy Kate from Cheshire , 30 Jun 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]Pleasant suprise this film. Hadn't heard of it before. Very odd, but stick with it, if nothing else, at the end of the film you'll think back on the story and have a laugh about it. It's a Sunday afternoon film!
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Quirky Indie FilmBy JFlattermann (1 review) from Liverpool, England , 08 Feb 2010A very quirky independent film - if you are looking for big Hollywood your are in the wrong place.
But if you like quirky little films with unexpected turns and twists then this is the real deal.
Good titleBy RJNeb2 (1012 reviews) from London , 10 Nov 2009Deliberately quirky little indie finds failed actor Favreau given a seemingly easy route for some quick cash - take a suitcase to an outpost in the desert and wait for it to be picked up. He encounters all sorts of oddballs while he waits. And that's kind of it. Actors like Grammer drift in and out for no apparent reason, there's an alien subplot, an inconclusive ending and a slight air of dissatisfaction with the finished product.
Waiting for GodKnowsBy a customer from Stockport , 24 Oct 2008With minimilist framing and a palette as colourful as the characters, director Steve Anderson sign posts as clearly as he can that this is an expressionistic fable rather than some sort of rom com. Every actor and every mcguffin provides entertainment, with a narrative that is both satisfying yet completely ambiguous and open ended. One of those joyful endeavours that both mean nothing and mean everything.
TerribleBy Banksie (2 reviews) from Mossley , 08 Mar 2008A great cast can't save this film from the poor script and terrible directing. Awful.
Doing a lot with a littleBy a customer from Norwich , 24 Jan 2008If you like films that had a budget permitting the actors endless takes, there is 'nothing to see here'. If you do not connect luggage with special effects, maybe give this one a miss. If you can forgive some rough edges, this is, as other reviewers have said, a legitimately quirky if self-conscious film. It is not so derivative of other works it would spoil the enjoyment of indie fans, even if the casting was a hit and miss exercise.