SHE CAME TO ME |  © Viennale
Image of movie She Came to Me
Features

She Came to Me

Rebecca Miller
USA 2023
102 min
OF
V'23

GAME OF THRONES-Star Peter Dinklage als Opernkomponist in der Schaffenskrise? Oscarpreisträgerin Marisa Tomei als liebesbedürftige Schlepperkapitänin? Anne Hathaway als Psychotherapeutin mit religiöser Erlösungssehnsucht? Das klingt nach einer ebenso prominent besetzten wie absurden Typenparade, wird von Rebecca Miller in ihrer neuen Ensemblekomödie aber souverän zusammengehalten. Die Meisterin der locker hingeworfenen Neurosen-Dramedy erzählt vom New Yorker Kulturbürgertum und seinen mitunter merkwürdigen Wegen zum erhofften Glück, aber auch von sozialer und künstlerischer Ausbeutung. Eine dezent exzentrische Rom-Com mit dramatischem Unterbau. (Gian-Philip Andreas)

A wry comedy in the tradition of Alan Rudolph and Peter Bogdanovich, SHE CAME TO ME centres on Steven (Peter Dinklage), a modern opera composer whose previous opus resulted in an emotional breakdown so severe that he ended up marrying his therapist Patricia (Anne Hathaway), an obsessive-compulsive clean freak. On her recommendation, Steven takes a walk one day to clear his head and meets Katrina (Marisa Tomei), a tugboat captain and recovering love and sex addict. An ill-advised tryst turns Steven’s world upside down, but also provides the inspiration for his production: the story of a murderous tugboat captain who lures men to their deaths.
Patricia’s cleaning woman Magdalena (Joanna Kulig) and her pompous husband (Brian d’Arcy James) round out the ensemble. Rebecca Miller (MAGGIE’S PLAN, PERSONAL VELOCITY) has created a bittersweet roundelay, driven by the manifold ways in which ordinary people cope with loneliness and alienation. SHE CAME TO ME is a film about fundamental human questions. Does creation always entail a fear of death? Is love at first sight always pathological? And why is it so difficult to move a dog from the galley to the main deck? (Michael Sicinski)

Rebecca Miller: ANGELA (1995), PERSONAL VELOCITY (2002), THE BALLAD OF JACK AND ROSE (2004), THE PRIVATE LIVES OF PIPPA LEE (2009), MAGGIE’S PLAN (2015), ARTHUR MILLER: WRITER (2017)

Credits
  • Peter Dinklage
  • Marisa Tomei
  • Joanna Kulig
  • Brian d’Arcy James
  • Anne Hathaway
  • Harlow Jane
  • Evan Ellison
  • Rebecca Miller
  • Sam Levy
  • Sabine Hoffman
  • Bryce Dessner
  • Kim Jennings
Round Films, Killer Films

Protagonist Pictures

UPI Austria
DCP
Farbe
Fr. 20 Okt
13:00
Gartenbaukino
OF
iCal
Fr. 27 Okt
15:45
Gartenbaukino
OF
iCal
Related Movies