Light Of Day

Despite a few good moments here and there and a stunning performance by Gena Rowlands, LIGHT OF DAY is an anemic drama with little to say. Joe Rasnick (Fox) and his sister Patti (Joan Jett) are soft-rock musicians who play in a family bar. Joe and Patti live together with her small son, always struggling to make ends meet. Patti is estranged from their...read more

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Despite a few good moments here and there and a stunning performance by Gena Rowlands, LIGHT OF DAY is an anemic drama with little to say. Joe Rasnick (Fox) and his sister Patti (Joan Jett) are soft-rock musicians who play in a family bar. Joe and Patti live together with her small son,

always struggling to make ends meet. Patti is estranged from their mother (Rowlands), who cannot forgive her for having a son out of wedlock. To Joe, the band is an extension of his family; to Patti, it's a crusade to prove that rock 'n' roll is a lifestyle unto itself. Director-writer Paul

Schrader's story is visually static for the most part, the beginning and middle of the film dragging on witlessly, without substantive conflict to generate interest.

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  • Released: 1987
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Review: Despite a few good moments here and there and a stunning performance by Gena Rowlands, LIGHT OF DAY is an anemic drama with little to say. Joe Rasnick (Fox) and his sister Patti (Joan Jett) are soft-rock musicians who play in a family bar. Joe and Patti li… (more)

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