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Reckless (1995)




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Reckless is a dark, dream-like comedy-fantasy adapted by Craig Lucas from his play that takes place in a strange, hallucinogenic otherworld. Mia Farrow stars as annoying, air-headed housewife Rachel, who discovers on Christmas Eve that her husband Tom (Tony Goldwyn) has arranged for a hit man to murder her. Barely escaping with her life into the snowy wastes of her neighborhood, Rachel crosses paths with a social worker, Lloyd (Scott Glenn), and Lloyd's paraplegic, deaf and mute wife, Pooty (Mary-Louise Parker). Rachel takes up house with the friendly couple, but Lloyd is not quite what he appears to be and the na´ve Rachel is forced to flee. This time, her travels take her into contact with a variety of eccentric characters, including game show host Fast Tim Timko (Giancarlo Esposito), the staff of a non-profit group, and a troubled nun. As she crosses America, Rachel visits all 50 states, although she repeatedly ends up in towns called Springfield. Reckless (1995) was the third and final film of director Norman Rene, who passed away the following year. Rene had previously collaborated with Lucas on the films Longtime Companion (1990) and Prelude to a Kiss (1992).more
Rating: PG-13 (for complex psychological themes and some disturbing images)
Genre: Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Craig Lucas
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 14, 1996
Samuel Goldwyn Films


Mia Farrow
as Rachel
Eileen Brennan
as Sister Margaret
Giancarlo Esposito
as Game Show Host
Juana Barrios
as Female Fire Reporter
Mike Heibeck
as Fireman
Vee Brown
as Anchor Person
Jack Gilpin
as Weatherman
Anthony Pagano
as Small Boy in Therapy
Debra Monk
as Therapist
Joanne Krispin
as Beautiful Twin
Lisa Krispin
as Beautiful Twin
Mary Beth Peil
as Bartender
Lindsay Mae Sawyer
as Little Rachel
William Fichtner
as Rachel's Father
John Magill
as Cashier at Liquor St...
Zach Grenier
as Anchor Person
Lisa Louise Langford
as Anne Lacher-Holden
Doug Barron
as TV Director
Maureen Silliman
as Shelter Reporter
Ron Bagden
as Young Shelter Volunt...
Ladd Patellis
as Man in Mask
Pat DiStefano
as TV Technician
Nancy Marchand
as Grandmother
Nesbitt Blaisdell
as Grandfather
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Critic Reviews for Reckless

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (8)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | June 1, 1995
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | April 12, 2002
Globe and Mail
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Audience Reviews for Reckless

This oddly off-kilter adaptation works on no level. That being said, it does deserve some sort of credit for being the oddest Christmas movie I've ever seen. ...And, that includes several disgusting horror movies. So jaw-droppingly bad that I almost want to give it two stars, but that would be unfair and untrue. Watch at your own caution. As Mia Farrow's character whines to Tony Goldwyn's - "That is soooo mean!"

Matty Stanfield
Matty Stanfield

Horribly underrated, this gem brings viewers a wonderfully twisted dark comedy. A bit too odd for many to fully enjoy I suppose but Farrow's performance is great and some of the finer moments, although potentially distubing, are amazing.

Evan Huston

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