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Drift (2000)

A movie directed by Quentin Lee

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Decent

  • Oct 15, 2002
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I almost didn't write a review of this movie because it appears anyone who doesn't give it '5' stars or criticizes it receives a number of negative reviews..

This movie was OK. It has a "Sliding Doors" premise - how will my life be different if I do or don't make the choice to end my relationship? The premise is interesting, and given a small budget, the film is passable.

The acting, aside from brief and rare moments of talent, is as wooden as I've ever seen. I'd have given my eye teeth for a decent drama queen to say or do something that showed some emotion or feeling behind the dialogue. Speaking of dialogue - it seemed to be forcing itself to some sort of gay intellectualism - but by re-using the words 'visceral connection' about 10 times (and not during the 'repeated' scenes) it came across as monotonous and boring.

I applaud anyone who has the ability to get an indie film made, and this one wasn't necessarily BAD, but I don't think it offered any new perspectives or thoughts on the issue of relationships or compatibility, it just rehashed old ones in a completely unemotional way. But the acting - jeez. Rent if possible, don't buy.

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A deft exploration of what might happen if someone's life took different paths. Ryan (R.T. Lee) is an aspiring screenwriter who's been seeing Joel (Greyson Dayne) for almost three years--and then he meets Leo (Jonathon Roessler) at a party and thinks he may have found his soulmate, a lover who will understand him fully.Driftthen follows what would happen if Ryan and Leo fell madly in love, if they just had a fling, and if Leo didn't share Ryan's feelings at all. What makes the movie work is how well realized the characters are; as the different scenarios mark out each turn of fate, their behavior changes but is completely compelling as the actions of the same person. The movie is tightly edited, so that just when it threatens to wallow in relationship drama, it moves forward. Plus, the steamy sex scenes have more heft because of the reality of the emotions portrayed.--Bret Fetzer
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Director: Quentin Lee
Genre: Drama
Release Date: 2000
Screen Writer: Quentin Lee
DVD Release Date: May 21, 2002
Runtime: 86 minutes
Studio: Fox Lorber
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