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The Myth of Fingerprints (1997)

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The adult children of a conservative New England family return home for Thanksgiving weekend and find themselves forced to come to grips with their family's dysfunction. The prime difficulty comes from the fact that their parents, particularly their already taciturn and enigmatic father, are rapidly distancing themselves from their children. This leaves the off-spring not only pondering their place in the family, but also with each other.more
Rating: R (adult situations/language, sex)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Bart Freundlich
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 9, 2000
Runtime:
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Cast

Hope Davis
as Margaret
James LeGros
as Cezanne
Noah Wyle
as Warren
Randee Allen
as Waitress
Justin Barreto
as Young Jake
Nicholas Bourgeois
as Young Warren
Tom Cumler
as Man at Train Station
Kelsey Gunn
as Young Leigh
Polly Pelletier
as Young Mia
Pamela Polhemus
as Bookstore Woman
Michael Rupert
as Warren's Psychiatris...
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Critic Reviews for The Myth of Fingerprints

All Critics (43) | Top Critics (15)

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Detroit News
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
ReelViews
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Full Review… | June 1, 1997
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Variety
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Audience Reviews for The Myth of Fingerprints

somber and overreaching but well acted

jjnxn
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

An indie film trying too hard to be too indie? Perhaps but I found the performances to be compelling. It's nice to see Roy Scheider involved in something that doesn't involve the ocean or a large fish.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

A little known gem of a movie, with exceptional performances from its ensemble cast (particularly Julianne Moore and Noah Wyle). The storyline hardly sounds like gripping stuff - an extended family reunites for the Thanksgiving holidays, and have to confront each other and their secrets - but it's expertly done and very well photographed and edited. Definitely worth a look.

danieljparsons
Daniel Parsons

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