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A Broken Sole (2007)

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Six people become three couples in the wake of the emotional chaos of 9/11 in this three-part drama adapted from the off-Broadway play by Susan Charlotte. Hilary (Judith Light) is a fiftysomething movie buff who teaches film studies. On the afternoon of September 11, she discovers there's a hole in her shoe, and she turns to a cobbler (Danny Aiello) with a passion for opera for an emergency repair; while they don't get along at first, they bond over a shared love of the classic Italian film The Garden of the Finzi-Continis. Elsewhere, Nan (Margaret Colin) is a would-be actress who supports herself working at a travel agency who is trying to make sense of her on-again, off-again relationship with filmmaker Bob (John Shea). And a real-estate woman with a bad case of nerves (Laila Robins) has her expectations up-ended by a chatty taxi driver (Bob Dishy). A Broken Sole was the first feature film from director Antony Marsellis.

Cast

Danny Aiello
as Shoemaker
Judith Light
as Shoemaker's Customer
Laila Robins
as Cabbie's Passenger
Bob Dishy
as Cabbie
Margaret Colin
as Dyslexic Lover’s Lover
John Shea
as Dyslexic Lover

Critic Reviews for A Broken Sole

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

The artificiality of the proceedings, which are marked by schematic characterizations, obvious metaphors and stilted dialogue, is not alleviated by the director's choice of visuals.

November 20, 2007
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

Boringly staged tableaus of self-involved yuppies and sentimentalized white working-class ethnics struggling to connect.

November 4, 2007 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
New York Times
Top Critic

The rhythms of Charlotte's mannered, artificial dialogue are better suited to stage than screen -- each segment started life as a one-act play and overall the film works better as a conversation starter than drama.

November 2, 2007 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

A Broken Sole is a bad movie, worse theater.

October 26, 2007 | Rating: 0/4 | Full Review…
Slant Magazine

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