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Leo (2002)

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The feature-length debut of Mehdi Norowzian, Leo combines two different story lines, but does not reveal their connection until the end of the film. Stephen (Joseph Fiennes) gets a job at a diner run by Vic (Sam Shepard) after serving a 15-year jail term for murder, during which he spent a chunk of time writing. Mary Bloom (Elisabeth Shue) believes her professor husband has been cheating on her, and engages in sex with a house painter in order to get some revenge. After finding out her beliefs were false, Mary's husband and daughter die in a car accident. The pregnant Mary gives birth and names the boy Leopold after a fictional character in a novel she once read. Leo was screened at the Toronto Film Festival.

Cast

Elisabeth Shue
as Mary Bloom
Jake Weber
as Ben Bloom
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Critic Reviews for Leo

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1)

A well-written drama of psychological depth but diminishing returns.

May 1, 2003

The plot simmers along nicely, dipping and weaving between the two storylines with grace and style.

June 13, 2008 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Newcomer Mehdi Norowzian delivers a flawed film that is nonetheless entertaining.

July 20, 2004 | Rating: 66/100

it will have even art house regulars rolling their eyes.

March 26, 2004 | Rating: 2/5

An overheated pot-boiler that plays like ersatz William Faulkner.

April 27, 2003 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

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