Oh my god, how creepy! Robin
Williams is back folks and I think this would have to be the nastiest piece of
work that I have seen in a movie for some time. Sly Parrish (Williams) works
at your one hour photo booth and the local supermarket. He's good at his job
and remembers you as long time customers. Over the years, he's built a certain
rapport with you and your family. You feel like you know him. He's making
doubles of your photos for himself.
The starkness of this
movie and it's intensely clean whites really serve to up the ante of overall
uneasiness that William's character magnifies when on the screen. He's quiet
and intense and you just know that there is a time bomb ticking away inside
that head of his waiting to go off.
I guess the main reason
this movie hits such a note, other than the sheer strength of the performance
by Robin Williams, is that this is something that is not too far removed from
reality. Take the situation and examine it; what would it take for a man on
the edge to be tipped over it? Absolutely compelling viewing.
I loved the look and
sound of this DVD. As far as I was concerned it looked and sounded perfect.
There was one area of the movie inside the photo lab that there was a slight
ripple but that was only visible for a short period of time. Surround works
excellently and the soundtrack skillfully utilises all channels, adding to the
sense of dread and foreboding that is ever so present throughout.
My recommendation: If
you want to be freaked out, get out there and hire this chillingly compelling
One Hour Photo