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Director Alan Rudolph offers a typically idiosyncratic look at a relationship approaching the point of collapse. Phyllis Mann (Julie Christie) and her husband Lucky (Nick Nolte) are a married couple living in Montreal whose marriage has slowly skidded to a halt. There's still a glimmer of affection left between the two, but very little love and no passion. Phyllis, a one-time horror film star, spends her days alone, often lost in her memories as she watches her old films on television, while
Dec 26, 1997 Wide
Oct 14, 2003
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The still strkingly beautiful Julie Christie renders such as glowing performance that she alone justifies viewing this incurable, frivolous romantic serio-comedy in which she plays B-Movie actress!
Alan Rudolph's romantic roundelay sounds a lot more interesting than it plays.
Christie is a revelation, a lilting, charming schemer ... She alone is reason enough to see this flawed and haunting film.
Will turn off viewers before they arrive at scenes in the final third of this movie that make the previous, tedious parts forgivable.
Afterglow plants a cynical seed in its provocative examination of isolation, arbitrary emotional fulfillment, and marital stagnation. Christie dutifully fills the shoes of a wounded woman so convincingly
In exploring the breakdown of two marriages, Alan Rudolph returns to his anatomy of the dynamics of intimacy.
As a showcase for Nolte and Christie -- especially Christie -- it's splendid, and carries an emotional punch right to the bitter end.
Rudolph cares for his characters rather than patronizing their often foolish behavior.
Certain to invoke conversations afterwards, the film exercises viewers' minds and emotions.
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