The Moment (2014)



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After a tumultuous affair between international photojournalist Lee (Jennifer Jason Leigh) and troubled writer John (Martin Henderson) ends in John's disappearance, Lee lands in a mental hospital. While recuperating, Lee reconnects with her estranged daughter, Jessie (Alia Shawkat) and befriends Peter, a patient who bears an uncanny resemblance to her missing lover. As Lee struggles to uncover the truth behind John's disappearance, the clues lead to the last place she would ever expect. (c) Dada Films
Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Alia Shawkat
as Jessie
Meat Loaf
as Sergeant Goodman
Navid Negahban
as Malik Jamil
Anna Diop
as Hawa
Alexander Fazel
as Real Peter
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Critic Reviews for The Moment

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (5)

"The Moment" is a psychological thriller more muddled than the mind and the maze it is caught up in.

Full Review… | June 19, 2014
Los Angeles Times
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Watching the movie becomes a kind of parlor game: Is Lee capable of murder? Which moment is the moment?

June 5, 2014
New York Times
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You don't ever really know what's going on, but at least the heavy-handed music tells you what to feel.

Full Review… | June 5, 2014
New York Daily News
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The Moment is another in a long string of thrill-free psychological "thrillers" that fail from start to finish.

Full Review… | June 4, 2014
New York Observer
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Viewers must work as hard as Lee to determine past from present; you may feel amnesiac yourself by film's end.

Full Review… | June 3, 2014
Village Voice
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After you sit with [The Moment] for a while, you realize that it just doesn't get crazy right.

Full Review… | June 20, 2014
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Audience Reviews for The Moment


let's see written & directed by women about a woman I classify this one as a chick flick but I liked it good drama gr8 cast.

Greg Wood
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