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When a Man Falls
When a Man Falls
Actors: Dylan Baker, Stacie Bono, Timothy Hutton, Sharon Stone, Pruitt Taylor Vince
Director: Ryan Eslinger
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
R     2008     1hr 26min

When a lonely housewife (Emmy winner Sharon Stone) faces the reality of her dying marriage to Gary (Timothy Hutton), she seeks comfort in highly unlawful and forbidden activities. While Gary takes to drinking away his trou...  more »


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Actors: Dylan Baker, Stacie Bono, Timothy Hutton, Sharon Stone, Pruitt Taylor Vince
Director: Ryan Eslinger
Creators: Ryan Eslinger, Alain de la Mata, Christian Arnold-Beutel, Ira Besserman, John F.S. Laing, Kirk Shaw, Lindsay MacAdam
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Love & Romance, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Screen Media
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 02/05/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2007
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2007
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 26min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Reviewed on 6/28/2020...
This is one that you wonder where it is going and you almost stop watching but then it pulls you back in with an interesting jumbled plotline.
3 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.
Donna R. from CHARLOTTE, NC
Reviewed on 9/29/2011...
Okay movie!
0 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Sandra W. from HAGERSTOWN, MD
Reviewed on 3/2/2011...
Although the back of the case describes this movie as a psychological thriller, I didn't think this story of the disintegrating marriage between Sharon Stone's marriage to Timothy Hutton's working husband character anywhere near a thriller. The two have drifted apart as Hutton stays later and later at the office, and Stone works at a boring job, then comes home to feel unappreciated by her husband. She no longer feels attractive or appealing, so she takes to a little bit of criminal activity. The best part of the story is about Hutton's and his friend's old high school target of teasing, Bill, who is the night janitor where Hutton works. Bill is a very eccentric man, but his performance makes the movie worthwhile.

Movie Reviews

Disintegration of lives loosely connected
Grady Harp | Los Angeles, CA United States | 02/16/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)

"The original title of this bleak flim - WHEN A MAN FALLS IN THE FOREST - was inexplicably shortened to the nebulous WHEN A MAN FALLS for the release of the DVD: had the original title been retained, the audience may have been given a clue as to the intended message of the story. This is the second film for 26-year old writer/director Ryan Eslinger and it does suggest that he wants to deal with some existential material, but he has a way to grow into how to make it happen.

The lives of three men and a woman are interconnected in the all too common shallow 'relationships' that are a major problem in how our society is working. Bill (Dylan Baker) is a night janitor in a large company, a man who shuts out the boring world with his earphones connected to the great opera classics: he avoids people including those who saunter past him and those whose chaotic lives in the next door apartment distress him. Gary Fields (Timothy Hutton) is a down and out professional man who works in the building that Bill nocturnally keeps tidy, the two 'old high school acquaintances' meeting only because Gary has taken to sleeping in the office. Gary's wife Karen (Sharon Stone, without makeup and looking spent and used) has lost all feeling for living, detests Gary, and finds her only joy is in shoplifting. Gary has shut himself off from old friends for reasons that seem to be related to an accident that involved is best friend Travis (Pruitt Taylor Vince), a man at odds with his own environment. The only apparent connection here is that, once Gary discovers that Bill is a night janitor, Gary and Travis feel guilty that their response to Bill in high school had been one of cruel ridicule. Each of the four main characters wanders aimlessly through a world that has become strange and vindictive and it is only a bizarre incident that throws the quartet into some semblance of meaning. Each person has fallen, but since they are in the midst of a lonely 'forest', has anyone noticed or cared?

This could be a study in personal tragedy were it done better, but despite the fine credentials of the actors, the script is so full of holes that character development suffers and what results is not unlike watching an injured bull struggling around a bullfight ring as the crowd attends to the matador et al. Sadly we just don't care about these damaged people, making connection with the film next to impossible. Maybe next film...Grady Harp, February 08"
Horrible Movie
Carol Jannetty | Southington, CT United States | 02/13/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)

"This had to be one of the worst movies that I have seen-its extremely boring and the characters are as dull as the film.
No plot to speak of and you can't tell if the Bill character is dreaming or actually awake. Please don't waste your money even on a rental"
Dont waste the rental fee
GOLDCYLON | Arizona | 02/10/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Don't waste your time, this is a horrible film. The plot was ridiculous, the story was dismal and drawn out. No surprises and I regret spending a dime on it for the rental fee. Hutton and Stone should have never put their names to the title."