The Photographer (2000)





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Several stalwarts of the New York independent film scene make appearances in this tale of a creatively frustrated photographer and his search through the streets of Manhattan for ten mysterious snapshots which may hold the key to continued success. The film opens as Max (Reg Rogers), a former wunderkind in the city's art scene, awaits his eagerly-anticipated follow-up show. Although it's been a year since his big splash, Max has nothing to show for himself -- the pressure of his success has left him creatively stunted. His luck changes, however, when an enigmatic barfly shares a beer and some conversation with Max at a bowery-area watering hole. On the bar, the man leaves behind an envelope with ten stunning photographs. Hoping to pass them off as his own, Max leaves, elated -- only to have his artistic gift nabbed by muggers. Our hero spends the rest of the evening on a goose chase through the armpits of the city, encountering lovable misfits at every turn. Writer-director Jeremy Stein populates his debut feature with a wide array of notable N.Y.C. character actors, including John Heard, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Tom Noonan.
Rating: R (for language and brief drug use)
Genre: Comedy , Drama
Directed By: Jeremy Stein
Written By: Jeremy Stein
In Theaters: wide
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Reg Rogers
as Max Martin
Mary Alice
as Violet
John Heard
as Marcello
Kristen Wilson
as Schuyler
Tom Noonan
as Butler
Siobhan Fallon
as Crazy Lady
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Critic Reviews for The Photographer

All Critics (2)

Beautiful to look at, but the script is ragged.

Full Review… | November 24, 2008
Laramie Movie Scope

There are no extras on the disc.

Full Review… | January 20, 2005
Apollo Guide

Disappoints because it's an independent film that's as predictable and cliché-ridden as a weak, formulaic studio picture.

Full Review… | January 20, 2005
Apollo Guide

Audience Reviews for The Photographer


I liked this, a fable - a bit kookie in parts... The photography was stunning, seeing New York and people in different ways. It's about a man who's lost his vision - become empty chasing after fame and wealth. Has found a bunch of black and white photos at a time when he's blocked and can not photograph anything meaningful. He's tempted to take them and use them to gain his way back into fame.

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