Sunday, September 11, 2011

Think about Me

A 2 Tall Boots, Greyshack Films production. (Worldwide sales: Submarine Films, New You are able to.) Created by Mike S. Ryan, Blythe Robertson, Lauren Ambrose. Executive producers, Peter C. Selig, Brent Stiefel. Co-producer, Alicia Van Couvering. Directed, compiled by Bryan Wizemann.With: Lauren Ambrose, Audrey Scott, Dylan Baker, Penelope Ann Burns, David Conrad, Adina Porter, Craig Grey.Money worries tempt a feckless single mom in the finish of her tether to create another bad decision in downbeat, Vegas-set indie drama "Think about Me" from helmer-author Bryan Wizemann. A flashy vehicle for producer-star Lauren Ambrose, whose psychologically volatile character comes off as unsympathetic and practically bipolar, the excessively contrived, hard-to-swallow script undermines viewer empathy. Further fest exposure will probably segue by-viewing formats. Although her money is precarious, thirtysomething divorcee Angela (Ambrose) frequently ignores a realistic look at her situation, ordering taxis, purchasing costly mixed drinks, and impulsively going for a minimum wage cleaning job during the night although she barely handles her call-center day work. Her 8-year-old daughter Sunny (Audrey Scott) is affected with Angela's chaotic existence, sometimes neglected to the stage of endangerment. The particularly forced final reel finds Angela thinking about a cash offer in the sister (Penelope Ann Burns) of office friend Max (Dylan Baker, creepy) to consider Sunny off her hands. Most credible elements would be the moody pictures -- which entirely avoid sunlight -- nailing the claustrophobic, artificial atmosphere from the neon-by-evening, fluorescent-by-day desert city, and also the silently natural thesping of child-star-in-the making Scott.Camera (color, HD), Mark Schwartzbard editor, Michael Taylor music, Shaun Sophistication production designer, Brandon Tonner-Connelly costume designer, Deborah Newhall. Examined at Toronto Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema), Sept. 10, 2011. Running time: 103 MIN. Contact the range newsroom at

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