Adrift in Manhattan

2007

Action / Drama

3
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 44%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 34%
IMDb Rating 5.4 10 1546

Synopsis


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Cast

Heather Graham as Rose Phipps
Elizabeth Peña as Isabel Parades
William Baldwin as Mark Phipps
Victor Rasuk as Simon Colon
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1hr 31 min
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1hr 31 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Amy Adler 7 / 10

Very touching, very disturbing, very adult

In Manhattan, where 11 million folks live, one can still feel very alone. Dr. Rose Phipps (Heather Graham) certainly does. She has recently suffered the death of her toddler son and it has caused her marriage to fall apart. Ex-husband Mark (William Baldwin) lives elsewhere and has tried a new romance, with mixed results. Meanwhile, Tomas, a mail clerk by day and a painter by night, is startled to learn he is going blind. This news was delivered by Dr. Rose, who urges him to call his family for support. He has none. However, Isabel (Elizabeth Pena) is a co-worker who has his best interests at heart. Finally, Simon (Victor Rasuk) is a twenty- something who works in a photo shop and takes artistic photographs on the side. Unfortunately, his mother is a troubled lady who drinks too much, never having got over her husband leaving her. She has made incestuous gestures to her son, which has left him shy and a virgin. Spying Rose on the street, as these folk all live and work near each other, Simon begins to take photos of Rose, beautiful ones. Is he interested in Rose as a woman? How will all of these troubled lives go on? This stunning film is very touching, very disturbing in parts, and very adult. Though not overly described, the topics of masturbation, incest, and voyeurism are present. This will tell some viewers to "stay away". Yet, the stories are touching as these flawed folks have sad and lonely lives but might, finally, establish connections with others. All of the cast members, Graham, Baldwin, Rasuk, Pena and the rest are quite wonderful. This term also applies to the scenery, script and thoughtful direction. If you can get past a touch of objectionable material, Adrift in M is a piercing examination of the human experience.

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle 5 / 10

parts of this are interesting

Simon Colon works in a photo shop and lives with his manic alcoholic mother. He takes photos on the street and starts stalking Rose Phipps (Heather Graham). Rose is an optometrist struggling with the death of her baby son. She tells her painter patient Tommaso Pensara (Dominic Chianese) that he's going blind. These are three lonely suffering people in the crowded city of New York. Tommaso starts dating the younger Isabel Parades (Elizabeth Peña). Rose is estranged from her husband Mark (William Baldwin).

These interconnected characters are not all compelling. I like the weird relationship between Rose and young Simon. It has good potential. I would have expected Mark to stay connected to Rose and interacted with this strange pairing. Instead, Mark simply drifted off on his own course. I'm not as committed to Tommaso and his relationship to Isabel. Overall, this is a slow mover and only parts of it is compelling.

Reviewed by neebanne 9 / 10

Great characters finding their way-- Warning spoiler

Enjoyed the film very much. The three main characters each have issues to deal with and are a bit trapped in themselves. The young man is so inhibited, you can practically feel the pressure in him about to explode. The old man is facing new horizons and is afraid of what that will bring. And the doctor is consumed with grief. The way the movie threads the lives of these 3 ordinary characters is done beautifully. Without knowing each characters intentions we see how our actions, great or small, affect others. My only complaint is it took a while to figure out what problem the Doctor was having, and there was not much information provided as to how the child died. As to the old man, the scene where he is drawing is incredible. His story unfolds quickly and the woman he works with does a great job in reaching out to him. The young man is a more complicated story. There is little to go on in trying to figure him out. His mother is overbearing, and a little "too close" to him. Yet, that is about all we can tell, except that he likes to take pictures. His inability to communicate clearly with anyone creates an enormous amount of tension, and the sex scene with him and the Doctor finally breaks down his wall. Beautifully produced. Would recommend. On a purely technical note, I occasionally found the sound track not consistent, and would have to raise and lower the volume on the remote. ( This could be due to my TV or the actual copy that Hulu is transmitting).

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