Starring: Sarah Polley, Katie Holmes, Desmond Askew, Taye Diggs, Jay Mohr, Scott Wolf, Timothy Olyphant

Directed by: Doug Liman

Produced by: TriStar Pictures, Banner Entertainment, Saratoga Entertainment

Distributed by: Columbia, Sony, TriStar

Genre: drama

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Review by Xibo Date seen: April 18, 1999
Viewing Location: Secaucus Grade: A-
Summary: Three points of view in a neat ensemble piece.
This is an odd flick about how a weekend is spent by a bunch of a slacker young people, as seen from several points of view. Have you ever noticed they never make movies about successful, motivated, or just plain useful young people? Anyway, the movie is divided into acts, and in each act we see the same period of time as it was spent by different parts of the cast, which, as it plays out, reveals more and more about each player. It's a very interesting effect, and very well directed. 

B+ B+ B+
Review by smeehrrr Date seen: April 12, 2000
Viewing Location: The Evil Empire Grade: B+
Summary: A bit derivative, but good
Have you seen Pulp Fiction? So did the writer and director of Go, and it shows. The same non-linear storytelling is here, and the same three-way story division with overlap. The dialog isn't as punchy as Tarantino's but it's not bad, and the stories are engaging enough to keep things interesting.

It still blows my mind that Sarah Polley was the little girl in The Adventures of Baron Munchausen. Christ, I'm getting old.  

B+ B+ B+
Review by Carneggy Date seen: April 12, 2000
Viewing Location: home Grade: B+
Summary: Three great tastes, rolled into one! Well, okay, not *great*.
Three sequences with minimal overlap, then a wrap-up at the end. I was very blah about the first sequence, which just seemed to drag on aimlessly - the latter two sequences were highly entertaining (to me, at least). The wrap-up scenes were mostly just there because they needed to be, although the 'would you just shoot him in the arm already' part was worth it. The sequences barely overlapped, and you almost could say this was three short films tied together a little more tightly than some TV episodic anothologies. Thankfully, enough of it was good to make it much better than a lot of longer films - and you can always skip the parts that bore you on video. 

Review by Z Date seen: December 14, 2000
  Grade: A
Summary: nice interweaving plot lines, amusing multiple perspectives
Multiple narrative movies have always interested me because showing similar incidents from different viewpoints totally breaks cinematic convention, and that's always good, unless you're John Waters, then you're just crass and weird. 

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