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Four

  • Film
  • 2 out of 5 stars
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Time Out Says

2 out of 5 stars
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.
Written by Tom Huddleston

Release Details

  • Rated:15
  • Release date:Friday 21 October 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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