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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 18
Cast
Andie MacDowell
Jack Lemmon
Julianne Moore
Matthew Modine
Tim Robbins
Directors
Robert Altman
Screenwriters
Raymond Carver
Robert Altman
Frank Barhydt
Running Time
187 minutes

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Altman's All Stars come together in these dark LA short stories


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Plot
The lives of 22 inhabitants of LA are woven through this film, the stories are occasionally funny, occassionally shocking and occasionally interconnecting. Themes of family, love, sex and death all run through this caustic adaptation of Raymond Carver's writing.


Verdict
Cool, clever and complex, Altman succeeds in bringing out the best from a highly talented cast.


Reviewed by Angie Errigo

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