Get us in your inbox

Tenderness

  • Film
  • 1 out of 5 stars
tender_2_lge.jpg
Advertising

Time Out says

1 out of 5 stars
It opens, predictably, with a tender kiss, before we’re introduced to the film’s trio of seriously depressed players: a mixed-up teenage girl, Lori (Sophie Traub); a semi-retired cop (Russell Crowe, sleepwalking); and an unhappy lad, Eric (Jon Foster), who may or may not have slaughtered his parents. When Eric is released from prison, Lori (who, it transpires, is besotted with him) joins him on a road trip…

When the soundtrack isn’t bracketing the depressing emotional scenes with airy strings, it’s all eerie and tense, as if to imply that something awful might occur. But after 80 minutes of plot holes, ambiguous meanderings through the New York countryside and some of the most inconsequential dialogue ever uttered, you’ll be gasping for some action.
Written by Derek Adams

Release Details

  • Rated:15
  • Release date:Friday 26 June 2009
  • Duration:101 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:John Polson
  • Screenwriter:John Polson
  • Cast:
    • Russell Crowe
    • Sophie Traub
Advertising
You may also like