Diane Lane’s jerk of a husband, always imitating his best friend, buys her a gun she does notwant. Bizarre neighbour James LeGros asks to borrow the gun. Lane turns down the request, butLeGros helps himself anyway, and a chain of events as bizarre as it is low key is sent inmotion.
Owing some of its dry, absurd humour to David Lynch, My New Gun is also morefirmly grounded in a recognizable world than is Lynch’s work. The pace might be a tad too muchon the l…isurely side, but the characters are engagingly strange.
A very quiet film, so the soundtrack doesn’t have too many chances to show off, and a 2.0audio is more than sufficient. There are some surround FX, but they are very low key. Thedialogue is clear and free of distortion.
The print appears to have aged considerably. The colours sometimes verge on the murky, andthere is a brownish tinge over the entire proceedings. The image is softer than it could be, andthere is a bit of edge enhancement visible. The grain level is also higher than I would like.
Trailers for 13 Going on 30, Big Fish and My Best Friend’s Wedding.The menu is basic.
As handy a definition of “quirky” as you’re likely to encounter. Approached in the low-keyeccentric spirit it invites, the film is quite rewarding.
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