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The Color Wheel

USA, 2011
Komödie, Liebesfilm

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Für JR (Comedian Carlen Altman) und ihren Bruder (Alex Perry Ross) endet ein Road Trip in der Eskalation ihrer Geschwisterrivalität. Sie selbst nennen es: “Eine anrüchige Komödie über Enttäuschung und Vergebung.”

The Color Wheel Regie Alex Ross Perry

Auszeichnungen & Festivals

Independent Spirit Awards

2013 | Nominiert: John Cassavetes Award

Village Voice Film Poll

2011 | Gewinner: Best Undistributed Film

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2011 | Gewinner: Best Undistributed Film

Perry’s radical technique here is to use comic exaggeration to plunge viewers into the headspace of the central duo over the first half of the film, then subtly encouraging a re-evaluation of them during the second.
June 13, 2016
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Mostly everything about The Color Wheel’s climactic post-grad party… nearly throws the film off its rails, but the subsequent 10-minute pillow chat between JR and Colin makes everything right again, in addition to radically deepening the film’s emotional landscape. The Color Wheel is pretty much virtuosic in its wall-to-wall chatter; the words are progressively meaningless so as to avoid any possible dead air that might force inner confrontation.
January 22, 2014
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…[It’s] among the most significant American films of the last decade-plus and a key work of the modern independent cinema… When The Color Wheel suddenly pivots, in its final act, from a comic register to something more tragic, the effect is more pronounced than a simple tonal shift; instead it feels as though the parameters of the film have changed. An almost undetectable pressure, you realize, has been building through the picture.
January 17, 2014
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