Conversations With Other Women

Film, Drama
3 out of 5 stars

Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars
Much like ‘Before Sunset’, this drama focuses on a real-time conversation between an intelligent couple with an ambiguous relationship. When a nameless man (Aaron Eckhart) flirts with a woman (Helena Bonham Carter) at a wedding, their sparky banter slowly reveals a deeper bond established many years before. The dialogue is sharp, entertaining and contemplative, musing on gender differences, life decisions and the fragility of love.Supposedly supporting these themes is a continuous split screen, separating the pair and showing proceedings from varying points of view. Sometimes it flits back in time to show the characters as they once were – or perhaps, as they imagine they were.While this contrivance theoretically gives the audience the opportunity to edit what they see, it undermines the impact of the conversation and forces a viewing choice that’s not always welcome. Perhaps a second watch would be illuminating, but this is not the kind of film that’s going to attract repeat bookings in their droves. Still, excellent performances and a tidy script mean it’s a cut above your average relationships drama.

By: Anna Smith



Release details

Release date:
Friday May 18 2007
84 mins

Cast and crew

Hans Canosa
Gabrielle Zevin
Aaron Eckhart
Helena Bonham Carter
Nora Zehetner
Erik Eidem
Olivia Wilde
Yury Tsykun
Brian Geraghty
Brianna Brown
Thomas Lennon
David Franklin
Cerina Vincent
Philip Littell
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