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Under the Silver Lake

USA, English, 140 mins

  • Director: David Robert Mitchell
  • Writer: David Robert Mitchell
  • Producer: Chris Bender; Michael De Luca; Adele Romanski; Jake Weiner

CGiii Comment

A prime example of throwing just about everything at the screen...hoping that something will stick! Ooops...what a mess of a film! Nothing stuck!

Andrew Garfield is - practically - never off-screen...and, he does a decent job at being the hapless layabout with too much time on his hands. And that's the problem...this writer/director - unwisely - decided to fill in the gaping gaps with 'classic' film references [they are - literally - all over the place]. So, if you love playing name-that-film...this film is for you!

It's not all bad...the suicidal squirrel is inspired stupidity, What's the Frequency Kenneth? - makes you want to dance in your seat...but, once it goes all 'cult' the derailing is terminal. Shame...because, it is a mighty fine looking [and sounding] film. Think: Hitchock on magic mushrooms. Many will probably think it's genius...those who do not partake in 'Shrooms' will not.


The(ir) Blurb...

Young and disenchanted Sam meets a mysterious and beautiful woman who's swimming in his building's pool one night. When she suddenly vanishes the next morning, Sam embarks on a surreal quest across Los Angeles to decode the secret behind her disappearance, leading him into the murkiest depths of mystery, scandal and conspiracy.

Cast & Characters

Andrew Garfield as Sam
Wendy Vanden Heuvel as Topless Bird Woman
Deborah Geffner as Mom (voice)
Riley Keough as Sarah
Riki Lindhome as Actress
Jeannine Cota as Botox Reporter
Chris Gann as Jefferson Sevence
Callie Hernandez as Millicent Sevence
Jessica Makinson as Mrs. Sevence
Reese Hartwig as Sevence Kid #1
Izzie Coffey as Sevence Kid #2
Kayla DiVenere as Sevence Kid #3
Tucker Meek as Sevence Kid #4
Sky Elobar as Clerk
Stephanie Moore as Brunette Roomate

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