Watch: Tape 2001 123movies, Full Movie Online – Three old high school friends meet in a Michigan motel room to dissect painful memories from their past..
Plot: Three old high school friends meet in a Michigan motel room to dissect painful memories from their past.
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this movie left me cold
This movie comes from a seasoned director who, in the same year, nonetheless, shot another movie which i would consider the best film of 2001. This one, also shot on digital cameras takes place in a dingy hotel room and contains a cast of, count ’em, 1,2, THREE people, who are never seen outside of the context of the dingy motel room. So, don’t expect for the scene to change. This film, based on a play, strives on realism, hence no orchestral score, no unnecessary settings or extra characters, just three fantastic actors dealing with issues. One (Hawke) is a volunteer firefighter/ drug dealer who likes to, ahem, get excessively high off his own supply. Another is his high school buddy,a budding young director whose film is being screen in the Lansing, Michigan Film festival, whose apparent maturity and superiority over his drug-binging pal and confidente is deceptive. The final character, who arrives 2/3 of the way through the movie is a former high school crush/ associate district attorney with significantly surrogate emotional ties to both of the men.
The riveting conversations that evolve from somewhat sneeringly nostalgic to downright inhospitable fluidly move the film more actively than any number of action-packed popcorn flicks out there. In fact, you’ll have no trouble getting over the fact that you’re just watching 3 people talking in a room for 2 hours (I’ll admit that that was a little intimidating at first). The film successfully lures us in with that inherent voyeurism that brought those first moviegoers into the transformed vaudeville theaters. As a passive observer, we become immersed in exactly that which should be none of our business, just like Hawke’s character pulls himself into a situation that is none of his business. By the end, no clear resolution is reached and as compelling and intriguing as it all was, we feel guilty for looking through the peephole.
I have to `rewind’ my mind and think back on a film that was entirely set in one location and just included 3 characters. I had to `stop’ play because I could not think of any. That is why I am glad that colloquy Director Richard Linklater created the film `Tape’. The movie is set entirely in a hotel room inhabited by 3 opinionated, dissatisfied, and conversationalist friends whom look back at a high school rape with entrenched emotion. It stars Ethan Hawke, Robert Sean Leonard, and Uma Thurman. It is their acting that made this `Tape’ sound as good as the original play it was based on. Linklater, who also wrote the screenplay, is one of the best character oriented directors today. If you have not already, you should `link’ on to some his former films such as: `Suburbia’, `Waking Life’, and `Dazed & Confused’. So remember to `fast forward’ yourself to your local video store and play his `Tape’ today! **** Good
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 26 min (86 min)
Director Richard Linklater
Writer Stephen Belber
Actors Ethan Hawke, Robert Sean Leonard, Uma Thurman
Awards 1 win & 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby SR
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Sony DSR-PD100A
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Mini DV
Cinematographic Process DVCAM
Printed Film Format 35 mm