Fay Grim (2007) At first, it looks as though Hal Hartley, that quirky/annoying maestro of the put-on pensée , has finally entered the real world. In Fay Grim… 2007-05-18 R PT118M Action/Adventure Mystery and Thriller Parker Posey Thomas Jay Ryan Jeff Goldblum Magnolia Pictures
Movie Review

Fay Grim (2007)

MPAA Rating: R
Parker Posey, Fay Grim, ... | GRIM SCENARIO Posey (pictured with Harald Schrott) as Fay still plays the Fool for Hartley
Image credit: Richard Sylvarnes
GRIM SCENARIO Posey (pictured with Harald Schrott) as Fay still plays the Fool for Hartley
EW's GRADE
C-

Details Limited Release: May 18, 2007; Rated: R; Length: 118 Minutes; Genres: Action/Adventure, Mystery and Thriller; With: Parker Posey and Thomas Jay Ryan; Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

At first, it looks as though Hal Hartley, that quirky/annoying maestro of the put-on pensée, has finally entered the real world. In Fay Grim, his continuation of Henry Fool (1998), Parker Posey's Fay, estranged wife of the gloomy, drunken bohemian nihilist Henry (Thomas Jay Ryan), is arm-twisted by the CIA into locating his confessional notebooks. The tomes may contain scandalous political secrets, but don't be fooled: The faux espionage plot, with its winks at terrorism, is really just a convoluted plea for the relevance of precious indie artistes (i.e., Hal Hartley).

Originally posted May 16, 2007 Published in issue #935 May 25, 2007 Order article reprints