Tape (2001)

Tape (2001)

Big stars Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman go small in this intriguing drama

7.8

Movie

United States of America
English
Drama
2001
RICHARD LINKLATER
Ethan Hawke, Robert Sean Leonard, Uma Thurman
86 min

What it's about

Three old high school friends meet in a Michigan motel room to dissect painful memories from their past.

The take

Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman star in this brilliant small-scale drama by Richard Linklater (Dazed and Confused, Before trilogy). Hawke plays Vince, a volatile drug dealer who rekindles with his high school friend, Jon (Robert Sean Leonard).

And that’s it: there are only three characters in this movie, and it’s all set within a Michigan motel room.

But boy is it tense in that room, and man is this film so brilliantly written and well-acted. Vince, Jon, and Amy (Thurman’s character) discuss an event 10 years prior involving rape.

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