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Picture Claire
Picture Claire
Actors: Juliette Lewis, Gina Gershon, Mickey Rourke, Callum Keith Rennie, Kelly Harms
Director: Bruce McDonald
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Mystery & Suspense
R     2003     1hr 31min

They've got the wrong woman, but she may not live long enough to prove it! In only a few hours, Claire's life will be turned upside down. Escaping a group of vengeful drug dealers, Claire flees to Toronto hoping to find Bi...  more »


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Actors: Juliette Lewis, Gina Gershon, Mickey Rourke, Callum Keith Rennie, Kelly Harms
Director: Bruce McDonald
Creators: Miroslaw Baszak, Michael Pacek, Julia Rosenberg, Mark Musselman, Robert Lantos, Wendy Grean, Semi Chellas
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: First Look Pictures
Format: DVD - Color - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 06/03/2003
Original Release Date: 01/01/2001
Theatrical Release Date: 00/00/2001
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 31min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English, French

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Movie Reviews

Gina Smolders
David S. Jenkins | On the Road | 03/07/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Finding this in a $3.99 cut-out section, I picked it up figuring it was worth lunch money to watch Gina Gershon for 91 minutes. What I got was a lot more - a swiftly paced race through the back streets of Toronto (the most beautiful city in North America) and clever acting, fine direction and very interesting editing effects. The director and technical crew really made an effort to create something unique and it shows. It's forgettable and it won't change your life, but it's a great popcorn movie in the dark. Shame it wasn't filmed in black and white, it's a cool little film noire piece, well worth your time. Juliette Lewis is very good as a cornered, not too bright little barfly pickup, and it's a kick to watch her make stupid move after stupider move. Gina Gershon is superb as just the opposite, a street smart, ruthless, no nonsense criminal type. Don't ever let her sit on your lap, as you'll see in the first few minutes of the film. Someday some of these clowns in Hollywood will see that Gershon is a very talented lady, and if she was any more attractive in a dangerous razor blade kind of way the plastic casing of your TV would melt. Very sharp little film. Turn the color off, increase the contrast a bit and hang on."
Twis The Night Away!
P. B Rubalcaba | Redlands, CA USA | 04/25/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Twist the night away!

Wanna watch a murder thriller with all the twists and
turns? "Picture Claire" is just for you? Starring
Juliette Lewis as "Claire", this Indy flick has all
the ingredients of a mystery mogul compacted in 90
minutes of fun, mystique, romance and the
form of "relief".

Co-stars Gina Gershon and Callum Keith Rennie fill
this movie with solidity and character only they could
cast (and portray).

Juliette has always been tops on my list. After her
roles in "Natural Born Killers", "Kalifornia" and
"Strange Days" (not to mention her childhood role as
Audrey in Christmas Vacation), JL is a quality

I really don't want to give away any of the plot, but
the title refers to a picture (photograph) of Claire.
Nothing more from me. It's worth a rental, or a
purchase. It's also worth a 5 on the murder mystery
P. B Rubalcaba | 10/10/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Claire lives in a small backwoods town, full of criminals and drug dealers. She meets Billy, and finds him attractive enough for a 1 night stand. Billy tries to talk her into going back to Toronto with him, to see how exciting life can be in the "bright lights and big city" She stays, but the drug dealers burn her apartment. All she has is Billy's address in Toronto. She goes to find him. Once there, she is in awe of the big buildings and fast pace and millions of people. Only one problem. Claire doesn't speak English. Now it's a film of fast paced coincidences, as Claire tries to find Billy, but gets herself mixed up in a murder. As she looks for Billy, the police look for her, and the criminals look for her, she moves thru the city while nobody can understand her. Juliette Lewis is great while basically having no lines, and if you can suspend your beliefs, and go with the ride, its a lot of fun"
A vertiginous thriller!
Hiram Gomez Pardo | Valencia, Venezuela | 03/23/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)


Far from previous narrative conventionalisms, this movie accents the memory weight around a very wounded and disillusioned woman who had a sudden love affair with an artist of the photography. But love hurts, specially when you give more than you receive. So in this state of things a very well puzzled script will lead us to presence an admirable crossroad, visibly remarked over and over with the poster of that unforgettable Noir titled: "Criss cross" that alludes the tensional state of Claire, cheated, haunted and supposedly murder `s suspect.

Juliette Lewis gave a jarring performance as this distorted mind woman without present and not even dreams of future; Gina Gershon as the cold blood woman and Mickey Rourke in a brief appearance of just fifteen minutes on screen make of this work a very recommended option at the moment to consider among the most interesting thrillers made that year. I would like you to notice you the related link with a cult movie from the Eighties: Diva.