Now & Later [Blu-ray]
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
But aside from the nudity and surprisingly graphic nature of what goes on, there's so much more here. There's a political message that needs to be told, and it's delivered with a calm and easy hand.
The heroine (Now) is a creature of intelligence, genuine love and simple, unquestioning compassion the likes of which one seldom finds in film, or for that matter in life. The leads in this small cast effort let loose and express real emotion in a way that almost convinces you that they're lovers in real life, though they only met after being cast.
Writer and director Phillipe Diaz has created a small masterpiece. The scenes are long and languid, the script is conversational - this is how people actually talk to each other. Above all else it's difficult to imagine another actress bringing this story to life as exquisitely as Shari Solanis, whose performance is worthy of an Academy Award, though this will never happen.
Very, very highly recommended to those with open minds and open hearts. I can honestly say that after watching film both as entertainment and as an essential art form for over four decades, I've never seen anything quite like it. Unforgettable. Perhaps even a turning point in contemporary cinema.
They spend a lot of time on the roof of her building at night, looking down at the festering city below. He comes from wealth and privilege, she comes from Nicaragua and extreme hardship. She is radiant and gorgeous, and he is wounded and condemned. She feels compassion for him, even though he represents much of what she despises about the US. Her kindness is unbounded, and she attempts to renew in him a sense of purpose and future. Her sexual favors are just part of a series of efforts to make the fugitive feel whole again. The fugitive character is kind of repressed and vanillafied, but I think that was by design. He's the standard investment-banker-sleaze stereotype from a Connecticut McMansion, and she's an authentic and robust jewel straight from heaven. But she does not judge him harshly or condescend. She understands his path. This is a movie which is ultimately most about compassion.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not a good movie not a good plot to the story. Wouldn't recommendPublished 2 months ago by Sally Martin
One hell of a well made story. A beautiful story on the human factor of creation and letting go and the ability to perform whether you want to or not. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Ishmael
No, this film will never join CITIZEN KANE or THE RULES OF THE GAME in the pantheon of Great Films. BUT - it is the first film I've ever seen that deals with sex as an absolutely... Read morePublished 5 months ago by RANDEL