» Reviews: The High Cost of Living

Nathan Schwartz

|    Wednesday, February 22, 2012

  • Director: Deborah Chow
  • Producer: Kim Berlin, Susan Schneir
  • Writer: Deborah Chow
  • Starring: Zach Braff, Isabelle Blais, Patrick Labbé, Julian Lo, Aimee Lee, Nicole Braber
  • Distributor: Tribeca Film
  • Running Time: 92 min
  • Rating: Unrated
  • Genre: Drama

I’ve seen the story before, I’d say, at least 3 times. Person A commits an accidental crime. Out of guilt, s/he tries to find the victim (or close relative of), but instead of confessing to the crime, they befriend said wounded without ever admitting to being the culprit. And thus begins a twisted relationship. The High Cost of Living is one of these movies. It may have had enjoyable acting and respectable directing, but not only was it predictable, the connections between scenes were but thin fibers of highly questionable plausibility. I can appreciate the effort, but that’s about it.

Verdict: Forget It

 

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