Wormwood | Chicago Reader

Wormwood

Larry Foster, a former production assistant on the TV series Taxi, wrote and directed this anti-Hollywood screed about an improbably naive woman searching for her sister who encounters a series of movie-mad perverts in that modern-day Sodom and Gomorrah. As in The Day of the Locust, Foster populates his Hollywood back lot with ranting caricatures who've been simultaneously corrupted and marginalized, but his satire is too far-out and incoherent to make much of an impact. Except for the impassive protagonist (played by the director's wife, Lourdes Foster), the acting is way over the top, and the rickety expressionistic sets add to the impression of a deranged home video (indeed, it was shot mostly in Foster's house). Just a guess, but this probably won't show up at Sundance. 105 min.

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