Tuesday, December 06, 2005

DVD Review: Audition

Takashi Miike's scary look into the world of dating will make you think twice before asking that pretty young thing out! This film makes Fatal Attraction look like a cartoon. The story goes like this-a man in his forties loses his wife to illness. With the help of his friend, he decides to hold an audition for a role in a movie they are trying to produce at the same time checking out the girls to find his next love. He can't get one girl out of his head and so he decides to go for it. Everything is hunky-dorey until, well, you have to watch it. It's a very character driven movie with great atmosphere and there's always the sense of something beneath the surface. The acting is stellar and the direction is usual Miike, which is to say, very good. It is a little slow at times, don't pick it up expecting Ichi the Killer, it's not, but it's just as effective. **** out of *****.