Some Velvet Morning

2013

Some Velvet Morning (2013)

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Fred (Stanley Tucci) arrives at the doorstep of his beautiful young mistress Velvet (Alice Eve) after four years apart, claiming to have finally left his wife. But when she rejects his attempts to rekindle their romance, his persistence evolves into obsession - and a dark history between the former lovers comes into focus. A return to form for writer/director Neil LaBute (IN THE COMPANY OF MEN, YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS), SOME VELVET MORNING is an astutely written portrait of a very modern romance. (c) Tribeca

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The look of Some Velvet Morning remains clean and flat, the decor [is] mostly hotel-room neutral. The major visual idea is to have Eve's red dress and lipstick stand out against a monochromatic backdrop: effective in itself, but not enough.

Aug 4, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

With Some Velvet Morning, LaBute returns to the provocative style that made his name.

Dec 20, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Though LaBute wrote this for the screen, I mistakenly decided that it must have originated onstage... because the oblique, heavily freighted dialogue seems too elegant and artful for a medium dominated by hacks.

Dec 19, 2013 | Full Review…

A sad example of what sometimes happens when a writer of gripping stage plays controls his own independent movie to his own selfish, labored self-satisfaction.

Dec 18, 2013 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
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I came away from this malevolent exercise with the sense that these two add up to little more than the sum of their awfulness.

Dec 17, 2013 | Full Review…
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This smallest of films marks a welcome return to the world of interpersonal miniature for the writer-director. I hope he stays here a while.

Dec 13, 2013 | Full Review…

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½

Drags on and on. Not sure if I was relieved or annoyed about the true ending.

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