Friday, January 20, 2012

Sundance 2012: 'Wish You Were Here' review

Two years ago at Sundance, I saw Animal Kingdom, an exceptional Australian thriller starring (among others) Joel Edgerton. He was a virtual unknown to me, although after the fact I realized he had played young Owen in the Star Wars prequels. (You'll forgive me if I wiped that trilogy from my memory banks.)

I've been charting Edgerton's progress since -- he was quite good in the overrated Warrior -- and now he's back at Sundance with Wish You Were Here. It's a drama about two couples who go off on a vacation together -- and one of them ends up missing. Folks, it's no Animal Kingdom. Sadly, it's not even Warrior. My review is up at Screen International