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3 Backyards (2010)

R | | Drama | 2010 (USA)
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The story of three people from the same suburban town during the course of one curious autumn day.

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Eric Mendelsohn

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Eric Mendelsohn
2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Elias Koteas ... John
Kathryn Erbe ... John's Wife
Edie Falco ... Peggy
Rachel Resheff ... Christina
Ron Phillips Ron Phillips ... Christina's Father
Wesley Broulik ... Big Man
Ann Arvia Ann Arvia ... Matron
Dana Eskelson ... Debbie
Randi Kaplan Randi Kaplan ... Jill
Embeth Davidtz ... The Actress
Kathy Searle ... Ticket Agent
Joe Cipoletti Joe Cipoletti ... Janitor #1
Louise Millmann Louise Millmann ... Teacher
John Monteleone John Monteleone ... Janitor #2
Nicole Brending Nicole Brending ... Frazzled Housewife
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The story of three people from the same suburban town during the course of one curious autumn day.

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Rated R for a scene of sexual content | See all certifications »
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USA

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English

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2010 (USA) See more »

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New York, USA See more »

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Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)
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Dolby

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1.85 : 1
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This is a Love It Or hate it self indulgent Artsy and Incoherent Movie, With Boring Screenplay
3 July 2011 | by supadude2004See all my reviews

So... no prizes for guessing that '3 Backyards' did indeed also bore me to tears too. The contrasting reviews here are interesting: there are those which praise the gentle tones and sensitive depictions etc. of real 'non-Hollywood' life. And then, there are those reviews which most artfully hit the nail on its proverbial head: the movie is boring, self indulgent, and stretches the limits of one's concentration span just to get from scene to scene - never mind to the movie's end! While watching this movie, I was reminded of sitting at a table in a restaurant which is sited inches too near to the next table, while my infinitely more interesting companion is late. Thus, I must be forced for a certain period to listen to the most gruesomely banal conversation, leaking from the suited bores beside me; that is to say, people who couldn't string one original idea together - if their very lives depended on doing so. Alas, the screenplay writer from this movie must've learned much from folk none too dissimilar to those nondescript inanities, sitting beside me then - because this movie lacks even half of a moment's worth of brilliance.

A miserably boring, exercise in futility. "2/10", is its true rating, this reviewer declares, and not "1/10" - solely because the production and acting were not at all bad. Watch this movie if you must, and if only to know how an arty movie can also fail to engage its audience. Gladly, I very much know that not all Art movies are as boring as 3 Backyards, for I'm no 'Trashformers' fan!


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