Edie Falco Is In Your BackyardAugust 03, 2011

Edie Falco Is In Your Backyard

Screen Media

On Demand Weekly provides new movie reviews of movies on demand from the POV of watching from the comfort of your home. Today’s review: 3 BACKYARDS (Screen Media).

 

3 BACKYARDS - On Demand
By Amy Slotnick

 

Two-time winner of Sundance’s directing award, Eric Mendelsohn follows up his first feature film JUDY BERLIN, with the poetic drama, 3 BACKYARDS.

3 BACKYARDS follows three interwoven stories, all set during one autumn day in a quaint Long Island town. A businessman, a housewife and a child are the main characters all of whom appear at first as very familiar archetypes.

 



Observing them as they go on brief but emotional journeys, we witness each find something unexpected. Their stories are connected by the theme that unseen, and sometimes secret, happenings can be found in one’s metaphoric backyard.

 

 

The suburbs of Long Island have rarely felt and looked so rich, due to Mendelsohn’s thoughtful direction. Supported by an excellent cast, artful cinematography by Kasper Tuxen and dream-like score by Michael Nicholas, 3 BACKYARDS probes the suburbs with a feeling of subtle suspense and intimacy.

 

 

-Amy Slotnick

Amy
Amy Slotnick is a contributor to On Demand Weekly. She works as an independent producer and freelance consultant to film financing start-ups. Previously she was a Senior VP of Production at Miramax Films.

 

Look for 3 BACKYARDS (Screen Media) on your local cable provider's Movies On Demand.

 

Check out Amy's other reviews:

FLYPAPERRISK IT

THE MYTH OF AMERICAN SLEEPOVER - RISK IT

GOOD NEIGHBORS - RISK IT

MONOGAMY - RISK IT

Keira Kinghtley in LAST NIGHT  - DEMAND IT

Vidal Sassoon: The Movie - DEMAND IT

ALL GOOD THINGS - DEMAND IT

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