XX/XY An arty little relationship film, Austin Chick's XX/XY is ultranaturalistic thanks to some fine performances (especially by the always compelling Ruffalo) and some very dark… XX/XY An arty little relationship film, Austin Chick's XX/XY is ultranaturalistic thanks to some fine performances (especially by the always compelling Ruffalo) and some very dark…
Movie on DVD Review

XX/XY (2003)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Jul 29, 2003; DVD Release Date: Jul 29, 2003; Movie Rated: R; Genres: Drama, Romance; With: Mark Ruffalo and Maya Stange; Distributor: IFC Films

An arty little relationship film, Austin Chick's XX/XY is ultranaturalistic thanks to some fine performances (especially by the always compelling Ruffalo) and some very dark lighting (which can make it hard to tell what's going on). Ruffalo plays Coles, an animator/adman who falls for pretty party girl Sam (Stange). They also have an on-and-off menage a trois with Thea (Kathleen Robertson). Coles later settles down with Claire (Petra Wright), but a chance encounter with Sam threatens their domestic bliss. Like a relationship, XX/XY isn't always thrilling; unlike recent Hollywood blockbusters, however, it is at least in touch with reality. EXTRAS Just a couple trailers and Spanish subtitles.

Originally posted Aug 15, 2003 Published in issue #723 Aug 15, 2003 Order article reprints
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