Lake City (2008)
Critic Consensus: Lake City fails to make use of its accomplished cast, with the story unraveling amid the competing visions of its dual directors.
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A convoluted, discombobulated take on a small-town drama, Lake City shifts gears so often it never gets out of the driveway.
With all the high-profile movies blasting into theaters at this time of year, Lake City will probably get lost in the shuffle. That won't be a tragedy.
Mother and son have an uneasy bond that should be familiar to anyone who has ever seen a movie in which a child's room has been preserved and locked tight.
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Sissy and Troy are good but the screenplay is rather scattered not leaving them with much to work with although they do have one good emotional scene.
Sissy Spacek, Troy Garity, and music icon Dave Matthews star in this tale of an estranged mother and son who reluctantly come together in hopes of saving their home. Maggie (Spacek) and Billy (Garity) are a desperate mother and damaged son who went their separate ways following a long-ago tragedy. South African-born singer/songwriter Matthews portrays a drug dealer willing to harm anyone keeping him from recovering cocaine that was stolen from him by Billy's troubled wife. Lake City is a powerful film, well made, well cast and well scripted. The direction is remarkable and the acting is fabulous. Each actor comes across very natural and the characters are very believable....at many times, it is almost like watching a real life situation. The director's have dealt with the story in a very special manner, and still maintaining the fine balance between the feelings of love, anger, rage, guilt, and compassion. The mother and son relationship is the best that has ever been able to portray. It a must to see film. Nice. 4 stars
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