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During their lunch break, twelve offbeat characters converge on a secluded public park in the hills above Los Angeles. April arrives first with the intention of killing herself, but every time she tries, she fails, which only frustrates her more. Meanwhile, in a nearby pet grooming mobile, Ian is infatuated with his fellow groomer Krysta but is crushed to realize she is planning a kinky rendezvous with a smug attorney named Dennis. Next, Dennis's wife Peggy and her best friend Claire arrive to
Jun 12, 2006 Wide
May 20, 2008
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There are plenty of laughs in the outrageous predicaments and the actors are obviously having a ball.
None of the characters seems particularly believable, except Lake's; she brings some feeling to a thin role. And the campy, "outrageous" comedy is pretty thin, too.
Suicide, infidelity, spousal abuse and arrested development are the building blocks of Park a wearisome comedy.
It's all harmlessly naughty at the outset, but when it comes to juggling all those characters and their intersecting scenarios, Voelker lacks the dexterity of, say, Robert Altman.
A flotilla of L.A. residents gathers in an unlandscaped recreation area in Baldwin Hills to canoodle, attempt suicide, plot revenge and dig into one another's psyches in writer-director Kurt Voelker's high-spirited if slight comedy, Park.
There's very little cohesion among the separate storylines and aside from some nice performances, it all seems rather pointless.
If Park aspired to any real insights or to any ambition beyond the routine, its hysterics would be worth sitting through.
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