Film, Drama
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The title screen of our DVD preview disc for this US indie simply read ‘Four Play’, an appropriate intro for a film which teases skilfully but never quite gets to the good stuff. Wendell Pierce (Bunk from ‘The Wire’) plays Joe, a married, gay man who picks up a nervous teenager and takes him to a motel room. Meanwhile, Joe’s daughter, Abi (Aja Naomi King), deals with her complex feelings for a mouthy young basketball player. First-time feature director Joshua Sanchez adapts from a stage play by Christopher Shinn, and the resulting film feels stagey and a touch forced. All the performances are strong and there’s a handful of convincing emotional beats, but ‘Four’ never hits a comfortable stride.

By: Tom Huddleston


Release details

Rated: 15
Release date: Friday October 21 2011
Duration: 75 mins

Cast and crew

Director: John Langridge, Joshua Sanchez
Screenwriter: Joshua Sanchez
Cast: Martin Compston
Craig Conway
Sean Pertwee
Aja Naomi King
Wendell Pierce
Emory Cohen
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