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Fay Grim

R| 1 hr. 58 min.

Plot Summary
Many years after her notorious husband, Henry Fool, fled after killing a neighbor, Fay Grim (Parker Posey) receives a visit from CIA agent Fulbright (Jeff Goldblum), who tells her that Henry is dead, but that some of his journals have been unearthed in France. She sets forth on a globe-trotting odyssey that soon leads to the discovery that he is alive, and his journals are more than they appear to be.

Cast: Parker Posey , Jeff Goldblum , James Urbaniak , Saffron Burrows , Liam Aiken , Elina Lowensohn , Leo Fitzpatrick , Chuck Montgomery

Director: Hal Hartley

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Fay Grim (2006)

Release Date: May 18th, 2007|1 hr. 58 min.

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  • May 22, 2008 mzsook
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    May 4, 2007Fay Grim is an act of immaturity or desparation by Hal Hartley. He patches together a mish mash of disparate scenes filmed in exotic locales for two numbing hours. The occasional ironic chuckle, wry Goldblum eyebrow and likable Posey moment become trivial as characters are shuffled around, leaving little human residue to care about. Apparently, Hartley intended to duplicate the mad hatter cadence of current political events, but ended up spending lots of money to beef up an SNL skit with a suicide car bomb. Neither deep, funny or smart enough for the time used. Glibly cynical pseudo satirical thriller?

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