The Playmaker

Film, Thrillers

Time Out says

On advice from barman Eddie (Getz), aspiring actress Jamie (Rubin) takes on a $5,000 one-to-one acting course with Talbert (Firth) in his isolated Los Angeles eyrie (like the pad in North by Northwest). First, she undergoes a bit of personality stripping, then he dresses her as a harridan/femme fatale and ropes her into a wheelchair. And that's only lesson two. The tables are later turned by some very implausible plot twists. A movie veering unsteadily from psycho-sexual power play to naturalistic horror thriller, with some finely achieved, but far from saving moments of tension and sexual frisson.


Release details

91 mins

Cast and crew

Yuri Zeltser
Yuri Zeltser
Colin Firth
Jennifer Rubin
John Getz