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Burying the Limited Releases

October 3rd, 2008

Just a trio of limited releases, including a Canadian film making its debut south of the border. (That's south of the Canadian border.)

Ballast - Reviews
Set in the Mississippi Delta, the movie deals with the aftermath of two suicide attempts, one successful and one not. The three lives also are impacted by poverty, but the bleakness is handled well by first time writer / director Lance Hammer, who clearly has a career ahead of him. Ballast opens tonight at the Film Forum in New York City.

Just Buried - Reviews
A Canadian film about a man who just inherited a failing funeral parlor. However, through an accident, literally, he hits upon the perfect way to increase business: killing people. It's a Black Comedy, which is a difficult genre to work with and that explains why the reviews are mixed, but it is still worth checking out. Just Buried opens tonight at the Village East Cinema in New York City.

Rachel Getting Married - Reviews
Anne Hathaway stars as Kym, a woman who has practically lived in rehab for the past decade, but who returns home for her sister's wedding. The reunion doesn't go particularly well, as complex family dynamics stir up issues. Reviews are strong, certainly better than any of the wide releases, but perhaps not strong enough to survive in limited release. Additionally, while Anne Hathaway is earning praise, it is unlikely that she will earn series Awards Season buzz. Rachel Getting Married opens tonight in nine theaters, mostly in the Los Angeles area, but also in New York City and other places.


Filed under: Limited Releases, Rachel Getting Married, Ballast, Just Buried