Now I understand what the oscar-buzz is all about for Brendan Fraser in this low-budget movie but I won’t be going for a 2nd viewing as this movie is simply too depressing to watch. I bet this movie has a shoestring budget as the entire movie was shot on one movie set 99% of the time. This is one classic example of a good script and storytelling can go a long way, coupled with some really powerful acting by the cast to make it one fine movie. I was emotionally drained after finishing the movie.
Some technical stuff
By the way, this movie aspect ratio brings back the CRT tube square TV aspect ratio of yesteryears - i.e. 4:3. Do not adjust the aspect ratio on your TV or projector as it is normal and conforms to the Director’s intent. Why? Not sure…
Do yourself a favor and watch it at least one time.