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About the Movie
RIVER OF GRASS, Kelly Reichardt’s darkly funny debut feature, brought the writer/director back to the setting of her adolescence, the suburban landscape of southern Florida, where she grew up with her detective father and narcotics agent mother. Shot on 16mm, the story follows the misadventures of disaffected house-wife "Cozy", played by Lisa Bowman, and the aimless layabout "Lee", played by up and comer Larry Fessenden, who also acted as a producer and the film's editor. Described by Reichardt as "a road movie without the road, a love story without the love, and a crime story without the crime," RIVER OF GRASS introduces viewers to a director already in command of her craft and defining her signature style.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 15
- Fresh: 14
- Rotten: 1
- Average Rating: 7.8/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: A film of fizzy languor ... terrific ...
Fresh: River of Grass is very funny, but in a more somber key it also test-drives what will become Reichardt's specialty: the transformation of cheerless wastelands into backdrops for journeys of the parched soul.
Fresh: It's not exactly action-filled, but its main character is explicit about what's on her mind and how deep-seated her desire to escape is.
Fresh: It's almost too ethereal, it slips through your fingers when you try to grab it. Although that could be the point.