Tenfold

Tyro filmmaker Zachary Zises' "Tenfold" is an especially flimsy psychodrama that would have benefited from a more daring approach. Ostensibly exploring the theme of good intentions gone bad, this drama brings characters with a common past together again, but neither the script nor the direction delivers the requisite level of sophistication.

With:
With: Tim Decker, Holli Hornlein, Joe Forbrich, Ilyssa Fradin, Joe Dempsey, Dana Greene, Patrick New.

Tyro filmmaker Zachary Zises’ “Tenfold” is an especially flimsy psychodrama that would have benefited from a more daring approach. Ostensibly exploring the theme of good intentions gone bad, the Chicago-based drama brings three characters with a common past together again, but neither the script nor the direction delivers the requisite level of sophistication. Problematic in every area — from lensing and staging to casting and, especially, length — pic will find aud restricted to indie film mavens at minor and midrange fests.

Returned from globe-hopping, David (Tim Decker) gets back to work as an attorney, and immediately helps the toxically unlikable Bobby (Joe Forbrich) with a liability case involving the accidental death of his daughter. At the same time, David befriends heavy-drinking barmaid Pam (Holli Hornlein) and grows close to her. Revelations that David was behind the girl’s death and that she was the kid of Bobby and Pam are botched amid poor acting and poorer dramatic choices, capped with a badly considered melodramatic conclusion.

Tenfold

Production: A Bzzz Films production. Produced by Bryan Zises. Directed, written by Zachary Zises, story by Jeff Polisky.

Crew: Camera (color), Pete Biagi; editor, Eva Mai; music, Robert McNaughton; production design, Michelle Caplan; costume design, Imma Curl; sound (Dolby), Jacob Collins; casting, Rachel Tenner, Micky Pascal. Reviewed at Santa Barbara Film Festival, March 1, 2002. Running time: 101 MIN.

With: With: Tim Decker, Holli Hornlein, Joe Forbrich, Ilyssa Fradin, Joe Dempsey, Dana Greene, Patrick New.

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