Video Review

Video Review: 'Grief' (1994)

MPAA Rating: Unrated
EW's GRADE
C

Details Movie Rated: Unrated; Genres: Comedy, Drama; With: Alexis Arquette and Illeana Douglas

What happens when an independent art-house film grapples with the lowbrow world of cheapo tabloid TV? Not much at all. Grief tries for Larry Sanders Show zaniness, but the overemoting cast can't even make circus lesbians very amusing. It's too bad, too, because this is one of those small films with its heart in the right place — dealing with gay relationships, loss, and loneliness — but after a while, its good-for-you earnestness goes down like bitter medicine.

Originally posted Oct 14, 1994 Published in issue #244 Oct 14, 1994 Order article reprints