Limbo Movie Review 1999

Information and Film Reviews for Limbo the Movie

Staff rating


Visitor rating
2.0 4.0 from 2 reviews

Ambivalent family saga that leaves the viewers deliberately in limbo for good or ill. Alaskan Joe Gastineau (Strathairn) is a former fisherman traumatized by an accident at sea years before. Into his life comes smalltime singer Donna de Angelo (Mastrantonio) and her depressed teen daughter Noelle (Martinez). Joe and Donna start a tentative romance and Joe even goes back to fishing. Then Joe's fast-talking half-brother Bobby (Siemaszko) shows up, precipitating a crisis that leaves Bobby dead and Joe, Donna, and Noelle stranded on a deserted island.

Distribution

Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL: http://www.spe.sony.com, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 126 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Brothers & Sisters, Romantic Drama, Single Parents, Go Fish, Survival, Teen Angst, Alaska, Director/Star Teams: Sayles & Strathairn, Family Drama
Screenplay
John Sayles
Cast
David Strathairn, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Vanessa Martinez, Casey Siemaszko, Kris Kristofferson, Kathryn Grody, Rita Taggart, Leo Burmester, Michael Laskin
Cinematography
Haskell Wexler
Director
John Sayles
Music
Mason Daring
Producer
Maggie Renzi, Screen Gems, Sony Pictures

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