Sunday, 11 March 2012

one hour photo (2002) - mark romanek

Robin Williams plays it straight and menacing as Seymour (Sy) Parrish, the photo shop assistant who prints the eponymous photos, but deludes himself he could be part of a family who bring in their snaps, only to snap himself (literally) when he discovers the husband is having an affair, thus spoiling the idealised image he had of them. One Hour Photo seems to speed along and keep the suspense levels up, even though, in reality, not a lot actually happens in the film, it is more about developing the tension and waiting for Williams to completely snap.
Although a lot of the Robin Willliams output leaves me cold, l prefer his serious films to his comedy ones, and he was certainly believable in this.
Better than l expected.

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