Preview by: Jack Foley
IT will be interesting to see how the cast of Friends
cope with life, once the series finally comes to a close.
At the moment, the smart money appears to be on Jennifer Aniston
to continue her success story, as the actress has proved more
than competent in movies such as Bruce
Almighty and the upcoming Along Came Polley (alongside Ben
Following in her footsteps, however, could be Courteney Cox,
whose latest piece, November, was one of the hot tips to do well
at this years Sundance Film Festival.
Cox is no stranger to the big screen, however, having appeared
in the Scream series, as well as the likes of Ace Ventura: Pet
Detective, but November marks a change of pace, and could well
establish her as a dramatic actress to watch, much as The
Good Girl did for Aniston when it debuted at Robert Redfords
In the film, Cox is said to deliver a subtle and nuanced
performance, as a woman whose life is tragically altered when
her boyfriend, James LeGros, is shot to death at a convenience
store. Traumatized by guilt, she tries to get on with her life,
but finds her reality gradually splintering.
According to the Sundance website, November is the kind
of film that only a literate filmmaker would endeavour to make,
and Greg Harrison, in his second directorial outing, demonstrates
the sophisticated craft and incredible facility with cinematic
language essential to creating this riveting exploration of the
fragility of the mind and existence.
The film is said to be reminiscent of films such as John Travoltas
Blow Up and David Lynchs Lost Highway, which is a
totally engrossing exercise in temporal narrative, memory, and
the powerful reality of images.
Harrison slowly and deliberately reveals the truths hidden in
this wonderfully imaginative personal drama with a skill that
belies his youth but cannot cloud his importance as one of the
best of an emerging generation of film artists.