The Myth of Fingerprints (1997)

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A family is torn between their need to air out their dirty laundry and their habit of sweeping things under the rug in this emotional drama. Hal (Roy Scheider) and Lena (Blythe Danner) are a successful but emotionally frosty New England couple whose four adult children are coming home for Thanksgiving. Strapping Jake (Michael Vartan) brings along his new girlfriend Margaret (Hope Davis), but while her affection for him is obvious, he's not sure how he feels about her. Mia (Julianne Moore), an … More

Rating: R (adult situations/language, sex)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Bart Freundlich
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 9, 2000
Runtime:
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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Cast


as Margaret

as Elliot

as Cezanne

as Warren

as Waitress

as Young Jake

as Jerry

as Young Warren

as Man at Train Station

as Young Leigh

as Young Mia

as Bookstore Woman

as Warren's Psychiatris...
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Critic Reviews for The Myth of Fingerprints

All Critics (43) | Top Critics (15)

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Detroit News
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
ReelViews
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Full Review… | June 1, 1997
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Variety
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Audience Reviews for The Myth of Fingerprints

somber and overreaching but well acted

jjnxn
jay nixon

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An indie film trying too hard to be too indie? Perhaps but I found the performances to be compelling. It's nice to see Roy Scheider involved in something that doesn't involve the ocean or a large fish.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

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A little known gem of a movie, with exceptional performances from its ensemble cast (particularly Julianne Moore and Noah Wyle). The storyline hardly sounds like gripping stuff - an extended family reunites for the Thanksgiving holidays, and have to confront each other and their secrets - but it's expertly done and very well photographed and edited. Definitely worth a look.

danieljparsons
Daniel Parsons

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