I'll Take You There

  • 1999
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

With horrendously cute dialogue and situations that seem to occur only to attractive (or naked) people in independent films, this movie is not the most satisfying entertainment. Writer-director Adrienne Shelly (who also acts in the film), creates a strong visual narrative but is less than sophisticated in her dialogue or handling of actors. Bill (Reg Rogers)...read more

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With horrendously cute dialogue and situations that seem to occur only to attractive (or naked) people in independent films, this movie is not the most satisfying entertainment. Writer-director Adrienne Shelly (who also acts in the film), creates a strong visual narrative but is less than sophisticated in her dialogue or handling of actors. Bill (Reg Rogers) sinks into a deep depression after his wife Rose (Lara Harris) leaves him for his best friend (John Pyper-Ferguson). Bill's sister Lucy (Adrienne Shelly) sets him up with her friend from high school Bernice, played by the wacky Ally Sheedy who seems forever typecast as the lovable eccentric. Bill is overwhelmed by his own selfish grief and insults Bernice cruelly. She shows up at his house and convinces him to drive upstate and confront his wife. On this road trip in a purple Chevy Bernice enacts her revenge. She robs a store, threatens him with his own gun, and they both learn some home spun wisdom about life and love from her dying Grandmother. Unfortunately it doesn’t take. He continues on his journey towards his wife and further humiliation, despite a naked Bernice in the back seat.

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  • Released: 1999
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: With horrendously cute dialogue and situations that seem to occur only to attractive (or naked) people in independent films, this movie is not the most satisfying entertainment. Writer-director Adrienne Shelly (who also acts in the film), creates a strong… (more)

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