Conversations With Other Women

Rated R 84 minutes 2006

In the closing hours of a wedding party, an unnamed man (Aaron Eckhart) prepares to put the moves on a similarly unnamed woman (Helena Bonham Carter). These two characters approach each other as if they're strangers, yet we find out in short order that they've had a significant past together, and that significance becomes stronger as the story moves forward. In order to buy what we're hearing, we must assume either that the characters love word games and speaking in the abstract about one another, to the point of distraction, or that they genuinely don't recognize each other -- which seems a stretch, given that their respective connections to the bride aren't kept secret for long. Also, the entire movie is shot in split-screen. One side of the screen may occasionally veer into flashback, fantasy, or slight time-delay, but mostly it's just an alternate angle on the main action. Whether you find merit in the movie -- and there is some there -- depends on how willing you are to give its contrivances a pass.

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Official Site: www.conversationsthemovie.com

Director: Hans Canosa

Writer: Gabrielle Zevin

Producer: Kerry Barden, Ram Bergman and Bill McCutchen

Cast: Helena Bonham Carter, Aaron Eckhart, Nora Zehetner, Erik Eidem and Olivia Wilde

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