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July 06, 2003


We recently watched the movie Tape. I thought the movie was great, but Kathy didn’t enjoy it as much as I did. She did still think that it was good though.

It is a film adaptation of a one set play. The entire movie is set in one low rent hotel room over a few hours with three onscreen characters. The three characters who have known each other since high school and there lives have diverged significantly. One is now an assistant DA, one is a filmmaker and one is a drug dealer.

The story starts by examining the relationship between the two men, the filmmaker and the drug dealer. In addition to the divergence of circumstances, there is a major difference of opinion over whether one of them raped the now assistant DA when they were in high school.

Once one is badgered into admitting to rape, it is revealed that the conversation has been audio taped. Shortly thereafter, the assistant DA arrives on the scene. Her law enforcement role raises the tension as the taper tries to manipulate the tapee.

The movie continues to explore the way different people build different narratives around one set of events.

If you enjoy these sorts of movies, I am sure you will enjoy this one. On my scale of 1-100, I rate it an 85.

For a complete list of my ratings go to Mike's Movie Ratings .

Posted by tmichael at July 6, 2003 08:43 PM