Three Days of Rain (2005)

Three Days of Rain

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Writer/director Michael Meredith's ambitious first feature, Three Days of Rain, weaves together a large number of tales, loosely based on short stories by Anton Chekhov, and set in present-day Cleveland. Thunder (Michael Santoro) is a struggling tile-maker, an artisan whose leaky roof threatens to destroy his business and his life. Denis (Joey Bilow) is a mentally impaired railroad worker who finds his job in jeopardy when a co-worker, Jim (Chuck Cooper), questions his competence. Tess (Merle … More

Rating: R
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
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Written By: Michael Meredith
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On DVD: Oct 9, 2007
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Rain strives for a Magnolia-type tapestry of quiet desperation. But after 90 unremitting minutes of badly acted, atrociously written histrionic misery, pic leaves one praying for frogs.

Full Review… | July 20, 2006
Variety
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A hypnotic mood piece -- where characters' blank existential stares are framed through rain-beaded car windows -- and a murky riff on urban Midwestern ennui (by way of the Russian steppes).

Full Review… | July 20, 2006
L.A. Weekly
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In the genre of interlocking stories about lonely lives, Three Days of Rain is only a sketch compared to the power of Rodrigo Garcia's Nine Lives, which continues to grow in my memory.

Full Review… | December 8, 2005
Chicago Sun-Times
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The ends of each story work beautifully, but getting there requires traveling some washed-out roads, despite the imprimatur of executive producer Wim Wenders.

Full Review… | September 30, 2005
New York Daily News
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A well-written and -acted drama that's also unrelentingly grim.

September 30, 2005
New York Post
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Inspired by Chekhov's short stories, Three Days of Rain belongs to the now-familiar genre of overlapping tales of urban desperation.

Full Review… | September 30, 2005
New York Times
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