Sunday, July 25, 2010

Don McKay Movie Review

Don McKay (2009) had everything it needed to be a decent movie, but with flat acting and poor (even confusing) dialog it fell short. With a very original plot and a great cast I kept waiting for it to take off. It never did, it actually got worse as it went on. It is a real shame because I could see myself loving this film. It lacked emotion and continuity, and thirty minutes after watching it I am already forgetting it.

Don McKay (Thomas Haden Church) travels home when he receives a letter from his high school girlfriend, Sonny (Elisabeth Shue), after leaving his birthplace over 25 years ago. She wants him by her side as she lives out her final days. A few crazy people, Don's secretive past, loneliness, a quirky cab driver, and a mishmash of lies all combine into a crazy mind numbing ride. 4 out of 10.