Track 29 details
|Starring:||Theresa Russell, Christopher Lloyd, Gary Oldman, Sandra Bernhard, Seymour Cassel, Colleen Camp|
|Genre:||Drama - General|
|Collections:||Tenuous Numbers, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Cast|
|Run time:||1 hour 26 minutes|
|Rental release:||26 Mar 2007|
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Infantile DramaBy a customer from Carpenders Park, England , 20 Apr 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]Track 29 was written by the greatly overrated Dennis Potter, a dyspeptic TV playwright whose career was inflated beyond belief by his champions at the BBC where his mission to shock and confuse viewers in equal parts flourished for years. In the brisker world of movies even the cinematic talents of Nicolas Roeg could not save this rather silly fable of a child-woman who imagines that her lost infant returns to her as a young adult and insinuates himself into her dysfunctional life with her husband, a doctor who has unexplained obsessions with toy trains and spanking. The recurring theme is infantilism. Gary Oldman eats the scenery as a child-like young man, voluptuous Theresa Russell does her trademark frown (the one that indicates she is either troubled or thinking), and Christopher Lloyd plays it all relatively straight, which leaves him pretty much on his own. As silly and pretentious as Potter's worst and a definite waste of the great Roeg's talents that were just starting to wane at this point.
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Good Roeg and PotterBy bobshaw5 (21 reviews) , 18 Feb 2012Combining Nick Roeg and Denis Potter, a strong combination, plus Gary Oldman at 30 years old peak, menacing and twisted. Weaker performances by rest of cast slightly let this down, but overall a very gripping drama.
A twisted psychological drama/comedy worth watchingBy a customer , 31 Oct 2010Interesting film about a woman who's troubled past comes back to haunt her. Great performance by Gary Oldman. A twisted psychological drama/comedy worth watching.
end of the roegBy rhondanaconda (4 reviews) from Liverpool , 29 Oct 2010This was the film that tipped the ever-precarious balance of my opinion re: Nic Roeg. It seems like Roeg is just another one-hit-wonder, after all. Anybody that makes a film as weak as this [poor performances, dull direction, pedestrian photography and a horrifically cringeworthy plot] can not surely be regarded as a cinema great, an auteur, a genius, a blah blah blah. No matter how good Don't Look Now might be. I have to confess, I only made it through about 40 minutes before giving up on Roeg entirely. That's after having also sat through the entirety of Puffball in the cinema.
Roeg not visionary this time!By Whipster (663 reviews) from Shropshire , 27 Jul 2010Sluggish and ultimately tedious narrative about a woman whose disintegrating mental state conjures up an hallucination of her dead son, Gray Oldman is embarrassingly awful in the role. The whole thing feels vaguely distasteful and one wonders why Nicolas Roeg thought this was an interesting premise for the storyline. It's dull in the extreme and one for movie completists only. The whole cast appear bored to death and you will be too. 1 star.
interestingBy a customer from londion, england , 31 Oct 2007Ffilm about woman married to a man obssessed with model trains and her lost son, which has some points of reference in psychological terms to The Machinist, for example. if you like Roeg it's worth watching.