Saturday, May 4, 2013

Auto Focus 2002

     Bob Crane’s career really took off when he was signed to play Colonel Hogan in Hogan’s Heroes.  Prior to this television hit, Bob was a morning DJ on radio in the 60’s.  He lives in Southern California with his wife and three children.  Everything begins to change once he becomes a celebrity.  Bob strikes up a friendship with John Carpenter, a Sony sales rep who sets up home entertainment systems for Hollywood customers.  He invites Bob to join him for an evening of cruising strip clubs.  Bob likes to play the drums and he likes playing with the bands in these clubs.  His life begins to slide down a slippery slope.
     I did not know what I was getting into with this film.  Extremely dark, unexpected and disturbing, Crane and Carpenter both seem to be disconnected from reality and they don’t think there is anything wrong with their behavior?  Good in keeping to the period with the cars, décor, clothing, music, language and values.  3* (This movie is OK)

106 min, Bio directed by Paul Schrader with Greg Kinnear, Willem Dafoe, Rita Wilson, Maria Bello. Ron Leibman, Kurt Fuller, Ed Begley, Jr., Michael McKeen.

Note:  Blockbuster 3*, imdb 6.6 out of 10, 72% critic 57% audience on Rotten Tomatoes.

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