Picture Claire Reviews
Claire Beaucage is alone and in love. She ventures off to Toronto to find the man of her life and discovers he's not who she thought he was. She has no place to go and no one to go to when somehow she becomes entangled in a triangle of lies, deceit, robbery, and murder. Can Claire unwind herself from the confusion and perhaps rediscover true love?
"I bet she hates that...having her picture taken."
Bruce McDonald, director of Pontypool, The Dark Room, Trigger, Highway 61, and Roadkill, delivers Picture Claire. The storyline for this picture is discombobulated, hard to follow, and not particularly interesting. The acting is mediocre and the cast includes Juliette Lewis, Gina Gershon, Peter Stebbings, Callum Keith Rennie, and Mickey Rourke.
"Keep talking until you bore them."
Picture Claire is a movie that grabbed my attention because it "starred" Mickey Rourke; unfortunately, while his character was interesting, he was only in this picture 5-10 minutes. This movie reminded me of Run, Lola, Run which was also a dreadful movie with a limited plot. Overall, this film doesn't contain characters worth following and concludes with a whimper rather than a fireworks finale as one may anticipate.
"Heading back to Montreal, Cinderella?"
The plot after that is a pot boiler with Juliette unconvincing as a French woman searching for her artist boyfriend in Montreal and getting mixed up with some low lifes. Director Bruce Macdonald throws in frequent split screen effects for no reason.