Edmond

USA, 2005
Director: Stuart Gordon
Starring: William H. Macy, Julia Stiles, Bai Ling, Denise Richards, Mena Suvari, George Wendt, Debi Mazar
IMDB: 6.3

Much like the film Falling Down, Edmond deals with a white middle-class man pushed over the edge of sanity by the bullshit of everyday existence. One day he has just had enough ... he leaves his wife and goes to a bar to think. A friendly stranger recommends that what he really needs is to get laid.

After finding a stripper (Denise Richards) too expensive, a peep-show girl (Bai Ling) not what he is after, and not enough cash for a whore (Mena Suvari) ... he ends up on the street and things quickly spiral downhill from there. Without giving away too much of the plot ... its hard to imagine how things could get much worse. This is not a movie with a happy ending.

Very funny at times, and occasionally brutal, Edmond also has deep insights into modern urban life and its hard not to take the side of Edmond as he rails against society. Great acting as usual by William H.Macy, and supported by an ensemble cast. Bai Ling's scene is especially funny - kudos to her for a brave performance.

Fans of Falling Down and American Psycho should enjoy this one. I can't wait to watch it again. Recommended.

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