As a Juilliard professor is interviewed by a woman and her husband for her dissertation on the history of dance in 1960s New York City, it becomes increasingly clear that there are ulterior motives to the couple's visit.


Stephen Belber


Stephen Belber
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Stewart ... Tobi Powell
Carla Gugino ... Lisa Davis
Matthew Lillard ... Mike Davis
Jamie Tirelli ... Raul
Maduka Steady ... Cabbie
Daphne Fernberger Daphne Fernberger ... Jenny Q
Geoffrey Nauffts ... Daryl
Gregory Korostishevsky ... Driver
Antonia Rey ... Mrs. Trujillo
Rob Yang ... Jim
Marina Verriest Marina Verriest ... Julliard Pianist
Alexander Anderson Alexander Anderson ... Dancer
Corwin Barnette Corwin Barnette ... Dancer
Troy Herring Troy Herring ... Dancer
Kristina Bentz Kristina Bentz ... Dancer


Tobi Powell (Sir Patrick Stewart), an aging Juilliard dance professor with a colorful and international past, is interviewed by a woman and her husband (Carla Gugino and Matthew Lillard) for a dissertation she's writing about the history of dance in New York City in the 1960s. As the interview proceeds, it becomes increasingly clear that there are ulterior motives to the couple's visit. Explosive revelation is followed by questions about truth versus belief. It is a story about responsibility, artistic commitment, and love.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language, sexual dialogue and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


This movie was based on Stephen Belber's play of the same name, which premiered on Broadway in 2004 (starring Frank Langella as Tobi, Ray Liotta as Mike, and Jane Adams as Lisa). See more »


Tobi Powell: I cannot describe to you the number of times I wish I had done it differently. But you can't restore what was never there.
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Some powerful acting and writing
16 July 2015 | by Red_IdentitySee all my reviews

This is definitely a surprising film. If one knows what's going on beneath the surface, you wouldn't hesitate to try to guess how exactly the plot will turn out. But actually, the screenplay is quite detailed and it plays with its own conventions. Never does the film (aside from the ending) stray into exactly what you would expect. I don't think it's a flawless film, but it's definitely one that stands out in terms of never having seen this sort of movie plot play out like this, exactly. Stewart is absolutely fantastic. I could have definitely seen some awards traction had the film come out just at the end of 2014. Carla Gugino is also really strong actually, and proof that she was always a talent that deserved to make it bigger. Matthew Lillard has some impressive scenes, but he's also not nearly as strong throughout the whole film. Not a bad performance but i think that more could have been done with a better actor. Overall, really well done

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Release Date:

14 January 2015 (USA) See more »

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$6,000, 18 January 2015

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2.35 : 1
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