Continuing with my theme of bringing about little known movies, this film session will tell about the 1997 movie "The Myth of Fingerprints". It is required viewing and a yearly tradition every Thanksgiving. Named after a 1986 Paul Simon song "Around the World or the Myth of Fingerprints", this is a drama about a dysfunctional family coming home for the holidays, one of which if coming back home for the first time in 3 years.
It’s a relatively small cast. Noah Wyle was on a break from filming his hit show ER. He plays Warren, returning home and runs into an flame. Julianne Moore is Mia. How do I put this gently? Well, she is not very nice to her fiancé who she is travelling with. And she runs into someone from her childhood that she doesn’t even remember. Michael Vartan is the other son, Jake, travelling with his fiancé Margaret (Hope Davis). Laurel Holloman rounds out the siblings who is still at home. Roy Scheider and Blythe Danner are the parents.
I discovered this gem in 1998 when I was working in a video store. It was one of the best jobs I ever had. You meet some interesting people dealing with the public on a daily basis, but that is a whole other story! (Hey, that can be my next series! Who wants to read about video store adventures? LOL!) Anyway, this movie just arrived in the store and I was looking for something to watch during work one night and popped it in. I was missing bits and pieces since I had customers but liked what I saw and decided to bring it home one night to really watch it. Now, for someone who usually watches horror, comedy, sci-fi, action/adventure, this is far from my usual fare. I don’t usually go for dramas. Yes, this does have a little humor in it but honestly what movies today don’t have humor in it? But not that much. I do, occasionally go for weird and unusual. And I would say this fits that in the sense that is weird and usual for me
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Dave Christy loves horror, music, documentaries and more. He is also the co-runner of several fan based groups including Morningstars (THE Lucifer fan group also run by Melanie), and now is a member of the VIPers Spotlight Lounge team for Melanie's Muses. Other than "In The Spotlight" Features -check out his "31 Days Of Halloween Movies"