Year of Release: 1999
Director: Mark Pellington
Approx. Running Time: 117 minutes
My Rating: 4 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
"AWESOME PERFORMANCES WITH A BRAINY PLOT"
-Geri Richter Campbell, JANE
A gripping contemporary thriller about the terrible truths that can hid behind everyday appearances, ARLINGTON ROAD is an intense edge-of-your-seat journey that reveals just how little we know about the world around us...
Widowed when his FBI agent wife is killed by a right-wing group, college professor Michael Faraday (Jeff Bridges) becomes obsessed with the culture of these groups - epsecially when his new neighbors, the all-American Oliver and Cheryl Lang (Tim Robbins and Joan Cusack), start acting suspiciously. With each twist the mystery deepens and the question looms - is Faraday just consumed by fear and driven by paranoia, or has a lethal conspiracy been born on ARLINGTON ROAD?
This is a very intelligent thriller with steller - if unexpected - performances all around. And when I say "unexpected" I don't mean that the lead actors surprised me at how well they brought their characters to life, but rather by what characters each of them portrayed. Watch it and you'll see what I mean.
Rated R (MPAA)