Sorry, Haters (2005)
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An embittered television executive working for a hip-hop-oriented music channel finds her fate intricately tied with a New York City taxi driver after hailing his cab for questionable purposes in director Jeff Stanzler's intimate look at the tenuous relationship between Caucasians and Muslims in post-9/11 America. Phoebe (Robin Wright Penn) hates her job at Q Dog TV, and focuses the brunt of her disgruntled rage squarely on co-worker Phyllis MacIntyre (Sandra Oh). During the course of their
Oct 20, 2005 Wide
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It contains such a gripping performance by Robin Wright Penn that it succeeds, in a way, despite itself. To see great work is a reason to see an imperfect movie, and to observe how the movie loses its way may be useful even if it's frustrating.
A preposterous screwball psychological drama called Sorry, Haters, a film roughly as successful as the phrase 'screwball psychological drama' implies.
It's a well-meaning but ultimately feeble and misguided attempt to say something profound about the aftereffects of the 2001 attacks on New York.
That Penn and Kechiche are so committed to their roles only makes writer-director Jeff Stanzler's film more of a conundrum.
Sorry, Haters trades in glib reversals, not complexities -- just about everyone is a crude stereotype turned on its head.
A psychological thriller with a cleverly-concealed subplot likely to surprise even the best of cinema sleuths.
A product of a younger, confused generation raised on a junk diet of corporate media propaganda and tabloid news substituting hip for history, it's distanced from any candid self-reflection, while demonizing women as the main source of global distress.
Does build steam as it goes, though the somewhat slow pacing works against it.
Many audience members will likely be turned off by the film's bizarre ending. I'd defend it, solely on the grounds that it is the appropriate finish for the entire misbegotten mess.
Despite moments of confusion in the script by director Jeff Stanzler, Sorry, Haters remains engrossing, largely because of Penn's superb portrayal.
The idea could and previously has been done well, but here it makes for a thoroughly unpleasant film experience.
[It's] all about how New Yorkers are dealing with the wake of 9/11, but the replication of that off-kilter feeling comes all in the structure of the story and the heightened sense of the absurd that it creates.
Rather than lovers or haters, the film is most likely to find indifference from audiences.
Contrary to what some critics have said, this is a taut thriller with a conclusion that is not "risible" but credible and cathartic.
The haters are not sorry, and they're the one making this film.
Sorry, Haters fails to register as anything but a hollow piece of cinematic provocation.
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