Director: Mark Pellington
Writer: Richard Hatem
Producers: Gary Goldstein, Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi
Richard Gere as John Klein, Laura Linney as Connie Parker, Will Patton as Gordon
But in the end, even though I definitely enjoyed the movie, I didn’t feel as though it was overwhelmingly successful (not sure exactly why yet). It was almost as if its final grandiose events (which are pretty awesome to witness but felt a little out of tune with the rest of the film) took away from its earlier, more mannered pacing and atmosphere. Don’t get me wrong…it’s a solid movie, no doubt about that, it got under my skin during several key moments, but it seems as though the sum of its parts, wasn’t as impressive as were specific elements throughout (does that make any sense?). One thing that it definitely does is create a greater awareness of the supernatural world, and it certainly made me want to read more about the actual events and sightings of this “mothman” (click here for many sites on the topic). Do I smell a “Mothman Returns”? Just kidding…kinda. So if chills and an engaging tale of a real-life “boogeyman” is what you’re looking for, this film should definitely be on your list of “to dos” this coming Friday. In fact, I get the feeling that it’s the kind of movie that I would need to see a few times to truly appreciate (in the dark, by myself, crapping my pants…). It requires patience from its viewer, doesn’t go for the easy “boo” scares and utilizes a lot of style to maneuver you into further unease. But don’t expect any concrete answers here folks…this is a mystery ongoing. And oh yeah…Gere is in his patented suits again. Natch! PS: I love Debra Messing.