|THE PAINT JOB (director/writer: Michael Taav; cinematographer: Robert Yeoman; editor: Nancy Richardson; music: John Wesley Harding; cast: Will Patton (Wesley), Bebe Neuwirth (Margaret ), Robert Pastorelli (Willie), Mark Boone Jr. (Tom), Casey Siemaszko (Cal), Richard Hamilton (Robert), John Diehl (Father), Dale Rehfeld (Mother), Ted Levine (Kenny the D.J.); Runtime: 90; MPAA Rating: R; producers: Mark Pollard/Randall Poster; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (A Second Son Entertainment Co.); 1993)|
never found the paint job acceptable. I
thought it needed another coat of
paint and better brush strokes."
by Dennis Schwartz
The first feature by writer-director
Michael Taav is an unsettling thriller, that
was shot in and around Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Patton plays a paranoid small-town house
painter in the Midwest. Bebe
Neuwirth is the flaky but vulnerable wife of his
boss Robert Pastorelli, whom he falls
for. What Will is unaware of, is that his
boss is a serial killer who has a thing about killing
drunken derelicts because they bring back bad memories
of his abusive father. Both males in the love triangle
have come out of troubled childhoods. Poor Bebe is
uncertain which of the needy men is a keeper.
Siemaszko and Mark Boone Jr. are two fellow house
best thing about this dangerous obsessions
psychological flick, whose attempts at comedy bomb, is
the lively musical score by British
folk-rocker John Wesley Harding.
never found the paint job acceptable. I thought it
needed another coat of paint and better
REVIEWED ON 8/31/2015 GRADE: C+
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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