3 Backyards 2011 R CC

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From writer-director Eric Mendelsohn, the only two-time winner of the directing prize at Sundance (first for JUDY BERLIN, also starring EDIE FALCO) comes 3 BACKYARDS, the story of three residents of the same town over the course of one seemingly perfect Autumn day.

Starring:
Kathryn Erbe, Embeth Davidtz
Runtime:
1 hour 29 minutes

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3 Backyards

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Genres Drama
Director Eric Mendelsohn
Starring Kathryn Erbe, Embeth Davidtz
Supporting actors Edie Falco, Rachel Resheff, Ron Phillips, Wesley Broulik, Ann Arvia, Dana Eskelson, Randi Kaplan, Embeth Davidtz, Kathy Searle, Joe Cipoletti, Louise Millmann, John Monteleone, Nicole Brending, Mahadeo Shivraj, Edward Hajj, Frank Zinghini, Danai Gurira, Jeremy Rishe
Studio Screen Media
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 7-day viewing period. Details
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Grady Harp HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 12, 2011
Format: DVD
Eric Mendelsohn is a new name in the movie industry. He both wrote and directed this very quiet little film that for many will be a frustrating sense of on linear storytelling or it could be criticized for having no story at all. It is a a mood piece, an isolated day somewhere on Long Island where we meet three different characters in unrelated situations except that each character unveils an aspect of humanity that is as quietly real as is unnoticed. Somehow the result of seeing these three stories leaves the audience feeling more fragile and more vulnerable, as though someone knows some of the secrets that hide in each of us.

The film opens at 3:30 in the morning with John (Elias Koteas) sitting at a table opposite his asleep wife (Kathryn Erbe). In silence John packs his suitcase, looks lovingly at his asleep daughter, and as he is quietly leaving the house his wife confronts him with his lack of communication: we are observing a marriage that is failing. John is leaving for a business trip but his flight is cancelled and rescheduled for the next day. John decides to accept the airline's offer stay over in the airport hotel and while checking in he sees a young African woman in a blue dress (Danai Gurira) being turned away when she asks for employment. John checks in and then walks to a diner where he again encounters the African girl applying for a job as a waitress: she is dismissed and yet leaves a tip for the grouchy waitress (Pam La Testa) who has mistreated her. John at first ignores the situation then a note of empathy strikes and he follows the girl with the idea of giving her some much needed money. A tragedy occurs and John's sensitivity is changed and we see him meeting his wife in a parking lot.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By TuckerJacobs on September 22, 2012
Format: DVD
A beautifully CRAFTED film, in term of production value, camera work, editing, color correction, sound design, performance...etc. a filmmaker using his tools to try and capture random unexpected moments in each of his protagonist's lives that resonate with great gravitas for each of them... you have a feeling that each character will be forever changed from an interaction they never could of expected. Quiet, small, intricate... entertaining and moving for those that take it in for exactly what it is - a simple study in the complications of human nature being conveyed through the fabric of film.
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Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This film keeps you guessing throughout. The music in the backround is eerie, the actors faces, especially their eyes..tell all.
Three different stories, never coming together, always separate but pulling you back to find out the ending.
Loved Edie Falco, Katherine Erbbe.
The scenery filmed brings you into each backyard, horray for the cimematographer and director.
Bobbie Cavanagh
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The alluring and gifted Edie Falco portrays a housewife who acquaints with an actress(Kathryn Erbe) visiting the Falco charachter's seasonal New England community. Misses Falco and Erbe give selfless performances. What each charachter really represents to her compliment goes unsaid, but the non-verbal messages slowly reveal to the women and viewer what's going on inside. If you've ever sensed the actor/non-actor wall rise, felt hurt and asked yourself why, you might find catharsis and gain empathy through this story. Good work by Mendelsohn, the writer/director.

I like the other actors, but didn't pay enough attention to comment.

The film isn't really a 5 star, only trying to bring the average up.
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