Frank E. Flowers
Haven is a pretty disjointed movie, and never seems to know where itís headed. Iím one to be intrigued by interconnecting stories (and love many: 21 Grams, Magnolia, Nashville), but Frank E. Flowers (in his directorial debut) has no sense of direction that more talented directors do. He overuses the handheld camera and creates a nauseating feeling, which could very well have been intended. But one of the most frustrating elements was the jump-cut. Itís not used as a storytelling method, but rather a simply over-stylistic choice. Godard would be so disappointed if he were to watch ďhisĒ invention used with such disobedience.
The highlight of the film for me was indie-favorite Agnes Brucker, who has a great turn as Bill Paxtonís troubled daughter, Pippa. Orlando Bloom and Bill Paxton are pretty flat as usual, but their stories are fun to watch unfold.
Not a bad movie per-se, and Iíd imagine pretty good if you can find the heart to care about these characters.
Making of... (3:27): This isn't really a 'Making of...', but rather a few cast members discussing the plot with only a BTS shots.
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