Sundance Review: "Three Backyards"

While there is no such thing as a typical Sundance film, occasionally a writer/director will come along full of his own self importance to make what he or she considers an artistically experimental film that somehow fits the festival mold, without realising that a film needs an audience - a broad audience.

Clearly Eric Mendelsohn, the writer/director of "Three Backyards", did not consider this, when making one of the most pointless, self-indulgent pieces of cinema to grace the Sundance screen in years. The film's narrative, such as it is, involves three adventures that take place on one Autumn day.

In a complacent suburban neighborhood, an emotionally troubled businessman (Elias Koteas) wanders around his hometown while waiting for a delayed flight. A starstruck housewife (a nice turn by Edie Falco) embarks on a peculiar trip when she gives her famous neighbor a ride to the local ferry. Finally, an eight-year-old girl takes a wrong turn on the way to school and finds herself in an unexpected adult world.

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