Monday, March 23, 2009

The Walker (2007) R - 2½ Stars

Even though Woody Harrelson does a good job playing a gay man escorting older woman from high society, I didn't find the movie interesting but a bit on the boring side. Harrelson's snooty gay character is really the only character that I had any compassion for. Bacall and Tomlin give good performances I just found their characters annoying to listen to.

Natalie Van Miter (Lauren Bacall), Abigail Delorean (Lily Tomlin), and Lynn Lockner (Kristin Scott Thomas), are all the wealthy wives of important players in Washington, D.C.. While their husbands work long hours, they are left in the care of Carter Page III, the wealthy son of senator himself, to escort them to and from each others card games and social settings. Carter is a gay man who doesn't try to hide it and has become these older ladies best friends. They lean to him for comfort and compassion they lack in their own lives. When Natalie finds out her husband is in the middle of a scandal that could destroy her husbands career, Carter helps by suppresses incriminating evidence. But as the finger now points towards him, he must decide if this spoiled life of luxury is really worth the price to pay.

Director: Paul Schrader
Writer: Paul Schrader
Producer: Deepak Nayar
I viewed 3/09

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