Committed (2000 film)
|Directed by||Lisa Krueger|
|Written by||Lisa Krueger|
|Distributed by||Buena Vista Pictures|
Committed is a 2000 film directed and written by Lisa Krueger.
The ever-optimistic Joline (Heather Graham) faces a challenge when her husband, flaky news photographer Carl (Luke Wilson), leaves her to find himself in Texas. Joline tracks Carl down and observes him, acquainting herself with his schedule and new friends, including his new girlfriend Carmen (Patricia Velásquez) and his quirky neighbor Niko (Goran Visnjic). Eventually Carl spots Joline, and Joline seeks new ways of returning Carl to her life, up to and including mystic remedies provided by Carmen's grandfather. Eventually Joline is committed, hence the title, and her belief in true and lasting love is broken... or is it?
- Heather Graham – Joline
- Casey Affleck – Jay
- Luke Wilson – Carl
- Goran Visnjic – Niko
- Patricia Velásquez – Carmen
- Alfonso Arau – Grampy
- Mark Ruffalo – T-Bo
- Clea DuVall – Mimi
- Summer Phoenix – Meg
- Kim Dickens – Jenny
- Art Alexakis – NY Car Thief
- Jon Stewart - Birthday Party Guest (uncredited)
Rotten Tomatoes reports that 45% of 40 surveyed critics gave the film a positive review; the average rating is 5.3/10. The site's consensus reads: "Critics say Committed is one of those films that shows promise – some sort of vision – of what the movie could have been. The key word is 'could'. As it is, the script is predictable, the story becomes tedious, and it's simply not funny. Heather Graham shows she can play a central character, but she's not enough to make Committed successful."
Committed was nominated for the Golden Reel Award for Best Sound Editing and also for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival. It won the award for Best Cinematography at Sundance. The film had only a limited opening.
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