Genre: Comedy, Drama
Duration: 188 min.
Multi-storied, fish-eyed look at American culture with some 22 characters intersecting--profoundly or fleetingly--through each other's lives. Running the emotional gamut from disturbing to humorous, Altman's portrait of the contemporary human condition is nevertheless fascinating. Based on nine stories and a prose poem by Raymond Carver.
clever, serious, captivating, realistic, reflective, intellectual, cerebral, melancholic, dark humor, gloomy ...
redemption, infidelity, adultery, drinking, buddies, suicide, multiple storylines, unsupportive spouse, cheating, storytelling, urban, crumbling marriage, relationships, loneliness, natural disaster, dialogue, character study, life philosophy, cellist, earthquake, crime gone awry, complex characters, human nature, pornography, honest ...
20th century, 90s
los angeles, california, usa, southern california