Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Looking Through Lillian|
Actors: Jade Henham, Sam Bottoms, Robert Glen Keith, Essence Atkins, Edward Lee Johnson
Director: Jake Torem
Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
More Than Jake...
Ken Foley | Los Angeles, CA United States | 12/09/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Lillian (Jade Henham) earns her keep playing mistress to wealthy married businessman Sam Bottoms. But when a stranger unexpectedly enters her life, she's forced to reevaluate her lifestyle. Sound cliche'? Believe me, it's not! First time director Jake Torem and co-writer Henham take what could have been a standard "girl caught up in circumstances beyond her control" story and focus on the characters. The surprising thing is that whenever the story pulls a surprise (and there are a few)it feels justified because the characters are so well drawn out. Director Torem is to be commended for maintaing a difficult balancing act of the film's subject matter without spiraling down into the kind of distracting self-indulgence that a Lynch or Tarantino would. Erotic, endearing without being sappy, and very well directed, LOOKING THROUGH LILLIAN is a rare gem of a film you won't want to miss.The DVD has Deleted Scenes and Audio Commentary by Torem and Henham with a film critic. The behind the scenes stuff is as good as the movie (your jaw will hit the floor when you find out the film's budget and shooting schedule).LOOKING THROUGH LILLIAN won 1st Place at the Houston Film Festival a few years back. Pick up this disc and you'll see why."