Tuesday, August 23, 2011


With some free time ahead of me I decided to take in a film. With the ever-growing catalog of films via the Netflix watch instantly service I had a bit of a dilemma choosing a title, finally deciding on a film called “Now & Later”.

Now & Later is written and directed by Philippe Diaz, and produced by Philippe Diaz and Beth Portello. Sex, politics and American culture are mixed into a combustible combination in Now & Later. Angela (Shari Solanis) is an illegal Latina immigrant living in Los Angeles who stumbles across Bill (James Wortham), a disgraced banker on the run. She takes him in. Through passionate sex, soul-searching conversations ranging from politics to philosophy, and other worldly pleasures, Angela introduces Bill to another worldview. As their affair heats up, the course of Bill's life begins to take an abrupt and unexpected turn.

Without going too deep I realize people are starving for connection and meaning with and through other people. And it is this connection that either helps us heal and make sense of our existence here. I really think this is what Now & Later is exploring in this film although long drawn our conversations was one of the issues I had with this film. Overall Now & Later is worth the viewing and the thought process it invokes. So for Now & Later I give it 3 stars.



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