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R| 1 hr. 50 min.

Plot Summary
Manhattan prosecutor Nick (Parker Posey) is charged with looking into the untimely death of city resident Matt (Don McKellar), a musician who had AIDS. As she questions Matt's loyal family members -- mother Lila (Olympia Dukakis) and sister Dana (Sarah Polley) -- she comes to learn that his closest pal, health-care worker Brian (Brent Carver), is an ardent believer in assisted suicide, and that he threw Matt a big party before his death. This presents a dilemma for humane but dutiful Nick.

Cast: Parker Posey , Olympia Dukakis , Don McKellar , Sarah Polley , Brent Carver , Jane Leeves , Joanna P. Adler , Christina Zorich

Director: Thom Fitzgerald

Genres: Drama

Distributor: ThinkFilm

The Event (2002)

Release Date: October 3rd, 2003|1 hr. 50 min.

critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( )
  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Heartfelt but interminable movie. show more

  • 50
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Other than the terribly miscast Posey, the cast is solid, with Dukakis wrenching the heart as a mother tested to the max by her son's request. But the movie didn't tell me anything I didn't already know. show more

  • 50
    Chicago Tribune

    Just sit, feel a little blue and watch Parker Posey wander through New York in an ugly conservative suit. In "Blade," at least she'll get a snazzier wardrobe. show more

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