Adrift in Manhattan
Adrift in Manhattan (2007) is an indie that played the festival circuit and
garnered a few awards. It is a character-driven drama about three people whose
- The first is an older Italian gentleman who runs a company mailroom by day,
but is an artist by night. He learns from character two, Ophthalmologist
Heather Graham, that he is going blind.
- The ophthalmologist is completely emotionally withdrawn. She separated from
her husband after the death of their two year old child.
- The final character is a 20 year old Puerto Rican man who lives with his
castrating mother, and works in a camera store. His passion is photography. He
gets Heather Graham in his lens and becomes obsessed. Heather and the young
man are destined to become intimate.
Adrift is directed and acted well, and I really wanted to like it, but the
pace is too slow and
there is little or no passion in any of the characters, nor redemption for them.
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