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Release Date: 2006

DVD Release Date: May 22nd, 2007

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 Löwensohn, Leo Fitzpatrick, Chuck Montgomery

Director: Hal Hartley

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Zero Fiction, HDNet, This Is That Productions, Possible Films

Ratings & Reviews

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  • You won't see another film like Fay Grim this year, and we should give Hartley credit for making it work on his own terms. show more

  • It's not that Fay Grim isn't amusing. It is, in that deadpan, skewed way that indie auteur Hartley's pics always are. But there's not much else going on here. show more

  • Hartley's kooky cosmopolitan caper can never be accused of slumming, but the shift from dry, offbeat wit to politically charged drama is a little jarring, to say the least; it's a bit like taking in Woody Allen's "Annie Hall" and having it morph mid-way through into "Shadows and Fog." show more

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