The Simian Line (2000)
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Critic Reviews for The Simian Line
An uneven, at times absorbing portrait of four couples struggling to define their relationships.
It's a banal little indie ensemble comedy.
It's partly the characters and partly the performers who are responsible for generating more feelings in the afterlife than the film's Weehawken Six achieve in here and now.
The story, such as it is, is hackneyed mush of the most contrived and patronizing kind.
One of those exercises in romantic whimsy that misses its mark: It's alternately sappy and uncomfortably harsh.
Audience Reviews for The Simian Line
A refreshing take on the fragility of human relationships. "The Simian Line" reveals the ease in which we question the motives and thoughts of our loved ones, in this case by the suggestion of a supernatural reader, and their commitments to us. With humor sprinkled throughout the plot, and the diversity of relationships it deals with - ultimately, "The Simian Line" is a film without aesthetic or topical redundancies.
Was I supposed to enjoy this more, it seemed like I was supposed to but I just had a huge time sitting through it and I admit i didn't pay much attention to the movie.
Offbeat little film has it's moments and a wonderful cast, but ultimately doesn't work as a whole. It tackles too many story lines and found the editing to be distracting.
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