Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Quick BIQ Review: Nothing (2003)

Nothing tells the story of a couple of losers who run afoul of just about everyone they've ever met in their life. Just when it looks like their house is about to be demolished and both of them carted off to jail for crimes they didn't commit, their collective will power somehow makes the entire world outside their apartment disappear.

It's an interesting concept and, visually, it's well realised: that's the good news. The bad news is that neither of these two losers are terribly likable or sympathetic, and the film just doesn’t know whether to play it for laughs, scares, or drama. Ultimately Nothing fails to really work on any level. The performances end up being way over the top and the film's ultimate conclusion reminded me of one of those stupid old Rodney Rude jokes.

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