November
R
Entertainment: +1 1/2
Acceptability: -2

Stopping at a local convenience store on the evening of Nov. 7, Hugh (James Le Gros) is murdered during a violent robbery attempt in this jaw-clinching, psychological thriller. Hearing the gunshots, his girlfriend Sophie (Courteney Cox-Arquette) rushes inside the store only to see her boyfriend lifeless on the floor. Tormented by the loss, Sophie talks to her mother (Anne Archer) and seeks a counselor (Nora Dunn) to work through the grief and guilt that haunts her continually. While trying to get through her pain and move beyond November, she stumbles across some photos of the murder scene, which may unveil the mystery of that horrific night. Seeking for answers, she contacts Detective Roberts (Nick Offerman) to investigate the photos and identify the perpetrator. Clues lead to stranger events and an unimaginable conclusion of what was a seemingly random murder.

Novembers fascinating cinematography and morbidly iridescent lighting enhance the dreary and mysterious plotline. While remarkably creative, the film is replete with acts of violence and has an emotional edge that adds to the intensity. It engraves gruesome images in the viewers mind, some that may have lasting effects upon the psyche. The violence is not portrayed as sadistically humorous, but as cruel and demented, as it should be portrayed. But this does not minimize the effect of graphic killings on ones mind. There are several obscenities and a few crudities, but the film is absent of any sexual dialog. Overall, one would do well to be alert and cautious as to the effects this film might have upon those who view it.

Preview Reviewer: Troy Dandrea
Distributor: IFC Films

Summary
Crude Language: Few (2) times mild (damn 2)
Obscene Language: Several (7) times strong (s-word 1, f-word 6)
Profanity: None
Violence: Many times mild (loud banging causes glass picture frames to break, woman falls in kitchen and slightly cuts her head, couple of shootings with no blood); moderate (many shootings with blood shown coming from head, stomach and chest); strong (few gruesome shootings with massive amounts of blood)
Sexual Intercourse: None
Nudity: None
Homosexual Conduct: None
Sexually Suggestive Action/Dialog: None
Drug Abuse: Few (4) times mild (occasional glasses of wine in social settings)
Other: None
Running Time: 80 minutes
Intended Audience: Adults

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