A tale of three women who have reached a turning point in their lives. Delia is a spirited, working-class woman from a small town in New York who leaves her abusive husband and sets out on a journey to reclaim the power she has lost. Greta is a sharp, spunky editor who is rotten with ambition. To spite the hated infidel ways of her father, she has settled into a complacent relationship and is struggling (not too hard) with issues of fidelity to her kind but unexciting husband. Finally Paula, who ran away from home and got pregnant, is now in a relationship she doesn't want. She's a troubled young woman who takes off on a journey with a hitchhiker after a strange, fateful encounter on a New York street.Written by
Sujit R. Varma
I used to write. Then I used to paint. I think I'm going to be one of those people with a lot of potential who never really takes off.
Norwegian Man Who Dies with Paula:
Those are always the best kind of people
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The three "p"'s being ponderous, pretentious and pedantic. I'm speaking here of the voice-over narrative, as cited by several other viewers before me. The three short stories presented in the film could do just as well - wait, check that - better without it, regardless of the gender of the narrator (several people seemed disturbed by a male filling this role - I guess because they wanted it to be a "woman's" picture exclusively). But in the end, the three vignettes emerge as intriguing alley-ways which lead nowhere. If you ask me (I know, you didn't...), the three principal actresses were terrific, as were many of the supporting players. It's just that the material they were handed is a bit thin, one more example of the "could've-been" picture that relies too heavily on a sense of "high art" and its own "indie-ness" to draw the audience in.
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