Waking the Dead
First screened in November 2000
Director: Keith Gordon. Cast: Billy Crudup, Jennifer Connelly, Hal Holbrook, Janet McTeer, Molly Parker, Paul Hipp, Stanley Anderson, Sandra Oh. Screenplay: Robert Dillon (based on the novel by Scott Spencer). Twitter Capsule:
How do you solve a problem like Billy Crudup? Film's ideal for his cold, aloof charisma and still only half works.
Yuppie drama as high-grade lacquerware. Ghostiness, political spats could go further. Dissipates fast. Still, you rarely see these themes, characters, or atmosphere.