Afraid of Everything (1999)



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Noted French actress Nathalie Richard makes her English-language debut in this downbeat drama. Anne (Richard) is a woman who, after the loss of her leg in an accident, has withdrawn into her apartment, where her only contact with the outside world is her significant other, Donny (Daniel Aukin). One day Anne's sister Iris (Sarah Adler) appears; she hasn't spoken with Anne in ten years, but after a decade of free-spirited traveling, she's decided this is where she wants to stay. Anne takes Iris in and comes to enjoy her boisterous personality, but Donny dislikes her intensely, and the two begin to spar, with a serious conflict inevitable. This first effort from writer/director David Barker was shown at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival.


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All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

Shot for practically nothing by first-time director David Barker, it delivers more bang for its minimal bucks than many a Hollywood blockbuster does for its multimillions.

Jul 9, 2004 | Rating: 3/4

The director David Barker discards the didactic tone of so much American independent filmmaking in favor of a character study that leads to no easy conclusions.

Jul 8, 2004 | Rating: 3.5/5

While her co-stars all too easily revert to arch mannerisms, the wonderful Richard, best known for her work with Jacques Rivette and Olivier Assayas, can animate even the most bloodless lines.

Jul 6, 2004

Barker elicits fine performances from all three leads, and well-known French actress Richard's English-language debut is a lovely addition to her extensive body of work.

Jul 9, 2004 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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