Release Date: March 31st, 2006 (Village East Cinemas)
Iowa has stylish cinematography which makes some scenes look like drug-induced visions. Director Matt Farnsworth keeps film going at a fast pace with few scenes that drug. However, as a screenwriter, Farnsworth could have used much more script revisions to tighten up the conflict, strengthen the characters’ motivations, and get rid of all the stilted dialogue. Larry wants Esper dead for monetary reasons (oh, how original!): Esper’s $200,000 inheritance after his father’s death. It turns out Larry sleeps with Esper’s mother (Arquette) probably for monetary reasons and, of course, because he’s a control freak. Michael T. Weiss does manage to add some flair to Larry, especially in the way that he smokes a cigar in his office. Esper and Donna have absolutely no chemistry together, although they’re both attractive. As an actor, Farnsworth barely breathes any life into the role of Esper while Diane Foster also gives a mediocre performance. As they sink into the world of drugs, the plot gets more chaotic and silly. There’s pointless nudity and even more pointless violence which goes too over-the-top in the third act. Not only are all of the characters unlikable and stereotyped, but they’re also unmemorable—much like the film itself.
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