Standing Still (II) (2005)

R   |    |  Comedy, Drama, Romance


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Standing Still is the story of a popular yet drunken actor who reconnects with a group of his college friends for a wedding several years after graduation.


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  • James Van Der Beek and Heather McComb at an event for Standing Still (2005)
  • Izabella Miko at an event for Standing Still (2005)
  • Colin Hanks at an event for Standing Still (2005)
  • Amy Adams in Standing Still (2005)
  • Lauren German and Sunny Mabrey at an event for Standing Still (2005)
  • James Van Der Beek at an event for Standing Still (2005)

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10 November 2007 | BrandtSponseller
10
| Crafty
These "slice of life", realist drama-comedies are far from my favorite genre, but as a serious movie buff, I've seen tens of them over the years, and Standing Still is right up there with the best of them.

The only flaw I can find, really, is the title, which is a bit enigmatic (not that I mind enigmas, but it's a bit out of context here). A better title would have been "Secrets", or even "Shuffle" if something less obvious was desired, as the plot is focused on an event--a wedding--that brings a wide range of people together, some unexpected, almost all with some kind of secret, and reshuffles them in various ways--often through revelations of their secrets.

Realist movies can easily become unfocused or boring--after all, that's true of most folks' lives if we were to follow them around with a video camera and expect people who don't know them to be entertained watching the results. But Standing Still manages to create suspense, tension and a healthy dose of humor while expertly weaving together a large number of threads, all while keeping things fairly firmly in realist territory and providing satisfactory resolutions. It's also emotionally satisfying and relatively "deep", often in subtle ways, all aided by the fantastic performances. Everyone says just as much with subtle body language as they do via their dialogue, and this just as often occurs in what could tend to be read as the lighter or shallower scenes.

I wanted to see far more about every one of these characters--and we could hardly call that a flaw.

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Release Date:

17 June 2005

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Box Office

Budget:

$1,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,762 23 April 2006

Gross USA:

$30,142

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,142

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