Wah-Wah (2006) In Wah-Wah , Dad (Gabriel Byrne) is a glass-breaking, gun-waving drunk; Mom (Miranda Richardson) goes parking with her lover while her kid is in the…
DVD Review

Wah-Wah (2006)

EW's GRADE
C+

Details Release Date: Nov 21, 2006; DVD Release Date: Nov 21, 2006; Movie Rated: R; Genre: Drama; With: Gabriel Byrne and Emily Watson; Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Films

In Wah-Wah, Dad (Gabriel Byrne) is a glass-breaking, gun-waving drunk; Mom (Miranda Richardson) goes parking with her lover while her kid is in the backseat; teenager Ralph (Nicholas Hoult) finds solace in scary marionettes and community theater. Quirky, captivating stuff — but not in the hands of actor-turned-auteur Richard E. Grant, whose penchant for melodrama is eclipsed only by his love of overwrought metaphors.

EXTRAS
English subtitles, which don't make lines like ''la-de-da, hoity-toity, hooty-snooty, wah-wah'' any more lucid. The film's already in English.

Originally posted Nov 17, 2006 Published in issue #908 Nov 24, 2006 Order article reprints