Monday, March 22, 2010

Monday Movie You Aught to See: Heights

Regardless of whether the decade ended already ended in 2009 or will end at the close of the current year, the 2000s were a wonderful period of cinema with many treasures that deserve to be remembered. Check in at Movies with Abe on Mondays for Movies You Aught to See, a look back at memorable movies from the aughts. They are posted in no particular order, and if you have a great film from the 2000s that you think merits consideration, leave a note in the comments!

Directed by Chris Terrio
Released June 17, 2005

This is an under-appreciated gem that takes place in New York City over a twenty-four hour period. It's an ensemble piece that somehow flew under the radar, featuring the talents of Glenn Close, Jesse Bradford, James Mardsen, and Isabella Rossellini. It also provides Elizabeth Banks with a lead role, and honestly it's probably the best part she's ever had, and she does a magnificent job with it. It's a magical ode to city rooftops that also incorporates urban photography into its smart and wonderful script. There are plenty of twists and surprises along the way, but getting to know these characters and the way they take in the city is what really makes this one worth it.

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