|Cast||Mark Arnott Reed Birney David Brisbin Daniel Davis Tom DiCillo Joe Godfrey Robert Schenkkan Randy Danson Marilyn Jones Barbara Jordan Joan MacIntosh Ellen McElduff|
|Awards||1986 Berlin International Film Festival|
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|Is a paranoid a person with a persecution complex or a too-active imagination? Or perhaps it's just a person who has all the facts! Don't miss this sinister and brilliant piece of subversive soap opera written and directed by Mark Rappaport, his last feature before a decade of filming biographical deconstructions (Rock Hudson's Home Movies, From the Journals of Jean Seberg). To the point of hysteria, Rappaport spins such an intricate yarn of incestuous relationships that a plot summary is nearly impossible. On the other hand, the megalomaniacal characters on display are so twisted and intriguing that you probably won't be too worried about following the thread--just keeping up with who's doing whom will keep you busy enough. Comparisons to Thomas Pynchon's slim novel The Crying of Lot 49 are justified, but as terrifying and funny as that book is, Rappaport's film is an improvement: his wry ironies and sharp visual style accomplish such distortions in what we see, hear, and think in a compression of screen time that you might find yourself crying with the tortured gallery of characters for this oddity to be over. Viewers who make it to the end will be treated to the catchy 1980s theme song "Paranoid," also composed by the filmmaker. --Christopher Chase|
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