Small-town life is laid bare in RECTIFY. What began as a drama about one man’s wrongful conviction has unfurled into a compelling portrait of a close-knit community whose peace is shattered by the past. Likewise, here are 10 dramatic movies, from “Napoleon Dynamite” tp “Blue Velvet,” that scratch at the surface of daily life in tiny towns, revealing the stark contrast between a community’s image and its reality.
This week’s highlights include four strong character films defined by great acting performances, including Noomi Rapace in the Swedish version of the complex psychological thriller THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO. As a bonus, we’ve also got one quirky rom-com about a decidedly British sexual fetish – outdoor sex. Hey, it is almost spring, right? Why not?
The first thing you’re going to notice about these two trailers for FOOTLOOSE is that only one of them actually uses the song “Footloose,” by Kenny Loggins. You know the song – it’s the one that was written for the movie, was named after it and the lyrics basically spell out the plot. Guess which trailer uses it? The original, that’s right. What, could the sad sack remake not get the rights to the movie’s title track? Or was this a conscious move that someone who’s probably since been fired thought was an ‘edgy’ choice?