At one point in Heights, Glenn Close's character says that New York is so small... I immediately thought how the whole world is tiny when we think about human connections.
People leaving in a big city can get the illusion of solitude and individuality. People around that don't usually see us. We don't see who is near us. Alone in the crowd. Heights talks about that, but also how our connections know no limits in space (and time). And so what we thought was ours alone, or a well kept secret, is not just ours, but is a shared ownership with other, those who are part of one's life.
The cast here is well known, and even stellar. As I've said, there's Glenn Close, beautiful in this role. I've missed her since Damages, and here she is strong and flawed, but still suave. Elizabeth Banks is so young and fresh in a different character from the more recent Effie Trinket. James Marsden and Matthew Davis are also familiar faces. And there's others good actors, that give face to people that are part of our lives, even if we are not aware of that. Yet. Because 24 hours can change lives in a unexpected but still announced ways (When you don't know, you know, you know:? - I'm not sure from where I've heard it... but it is very accurate).
Thanks, Joe, for not just telling me about a movie that made all the sense to me (again and again :), but also for giving it to me (it is really difficult to find).
|Heights. Directed by Chris Terrio. With: Glenn Close, Elizabeth Banks,|
James Marsden. Writers: Amy Fox and Chris Terrio, from Amy Fox's
play. USA, 2005, 93 min., Dolby Digital, Color.