The Life Before Her Eyes
- 90 min
- Directed by: Vadim Perelman
- Cast: Uma Thurman, Evan Rachel Wood, Eva Amurri, Brett Cullen, Gabrielle Brennan
- Website: www.lifebeforehereyes.com
This adaptation of Laura Kasischke's novel approaches its target warily, using a complex non-linear structure which snakes back and forward from a central scene in which a group of girls are trapped in a school toilet while the killer advances towards them. Whilst this is imaginatively constructed, the manipulative plotlines only obscure the true nature of the Columbine tragedy.
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The Life Before Her Eyes19 Mar 2009
THRILLER The spectre of Columbine-style school shootings is something most filmmakers have understandably shied away from on grounds of taste, with the exception of Gus van Sant’s laudably matter-of-fact Elephant. Following on from his House of Sand…
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