#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – A man in a suit at a Manhattan firm leaves work on Friday; he looks unhappy. He stops at a fortune teller’s for a Tarot reading: “You are not where you belong,” she tells him. That evening he quits his marriage and walks the streets of New York, passing from a classy bar to a gentleman’s club, then to a high-class bordello, a mugging, a pawnshop, and a diner where someone does listen. He shares his insights with her and later with others. Violence, disappointment, and musings entwine as Edmond loses his moorings while believing he’s found them. Where does he belong?
Plot: Seemingly mild-mannered businessman Edmond Burke visits a fortuneteller and hears a remark that spurs him to leave his wife abruptly and seek what is missing from his life. Encounters with strangers and unsavory people weaken the barriers encompassing his long-suppressed rage, until Edmond explodes in violence.
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Disturbingly good, irritatingly true!
Its a great movie. So exciting! Usually cruel in telling the truth. It gets you in, ties your arms and legs, and at the end, hits you real hard. There is good quality black humor served as rare cooked conversations. Important little details and the declaration of looserness inside the movie is amazing. But of course the casting has a lot to do with it. The general flow of the events and conversations are about life, its dynamics, relationships and social tendencies. But what the movie is really all about, you find it out at the end.
Definitely worth watching. But not with kids around; not when you are in a negative mood neither. 🙂
Edmond awakens to reality
Edmond looks like a man that is not in touch with reality, when one first meet him. He is leaving the office and is told an appointment has been rescheduled for 1.15pm and it’s handed a piece of paper with those numbers. The next thing he knows is he is standing in front of a fortune teller shop that has the same number on the door. As the cards are read, it appears Edmond is doomed. Those digits will prove fateful when he sees again that number 115.
Edmond Bruke is a man that has not dealt with reality for quite some time. After leaving his wife, he tries to assert himself with dismal results. He has no clue of what’s going on in the seamy world of sex clubs. His reaction toward the price of drinks at the Allegro club, that was recommended to him by a man he has met before, shows an individual that has no clue as to what is going on. Edmond will try to bargain the price with other people he encounter, something strange from a man that one assumes has been a law abiding citizen all his life.
It’s hard to realize that Edmond will be naive enough not to think the three card Monte players are just plain hoodlums, as they blatantly cheat him, then proceed to rob him and beat him. Edmond keeps going in his pursuit of getting sex in the wrong places, with the wrong people. His encounter with a hustler makes him snap out of his old self and assume a new, more aggressive personality. This proves fatal during his encounter with the sweet Glenna, a waitress who should have known better than to have anything to do with this loose cannon.
At the end, Edmond is caught in the same web he spun around him; he is reduced to being a victim once again because his black partner will make him rethink all his prejudices when he is rendered helpless against a formidable foe. Since no one will listen to him, he joins the list of the people he resented before. His ranting and raving about who he hated before is made useless by what he has to endure at the end.
Stuart Gordon, the director of “Edmond”, has done an amazing job in bringing David Mamet’s play to the screen. It’s typical Mamet dialog, terse and to the point. The only thing about the main character is disbelief in the transformation this sad man undergoes right before our eyes. Edmond appears to be a victim of the same society in which he lived before oblivious to people other than himself and his circumstances. That comes into question as he decides to try his luck among people that are completely opposite of what he is. Edmond, in the end, has to pay for his own mistakes in ways that abase him and his manhood.
The obvious reason for watching this film is to catch a magnificent actor in action. William H. Macy has been associated with David Mamet for many years and it shows he is the man to translate that language for us. There is no false movements in his amazing performance. One cannot think another actor who could have done better justice to Edmond Burke the way Mr. Macy has. The other actor that comes close to perfection is Joe Mantegna, whose brief appearance in a pivotal role enhances the film. Both Mr. Mantegna and Mr. Macy are worth the admission price to the film. Bookem Woodbine, Julia Stiles, Debi Mazar, and the others in the cast do what they can, but they’re overshadowed in their scenes with Mr. Macy.
The great jazzy musical score by Bobby Johnston plays well within the context of the film. Denis Maloney’s inspired cinematography shows the streets of Los Angeles, that are supposed to be seen as Manhattan’s shabby side, in all its tacky seediness. Stuart Gordon shows great affinity to the work of David Mamet as shown in the finished product.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 22 min (82 min), 1 hr 16 min (76 min) (Brazil), 1 hr 22 min (82 min) (Mar del Plata) (Argentina)
Genre Drama, Thriller
Director Stuart Gordon
Writer David Mamet (screenplay), David Mamet (play)
Actors William H. Macy, Frances Bay, Rebecca Pidgeon, Joe Mantegna
Awards 3 wins & 2 nominations.
Production Company Werner Film LLC, Pretty Dangerous Films, Dog Pond Films, Neverland Films, Muse Productions, Code Entertainment
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory FotoKem Laboratory, Burbank (CA), USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm