Ann is married to John, who is having an affair with her sister Cynthia.
Ann's a quiet type and unwilling to let herself go.
It seemed to fit a sort of languid quality that I wanted to have and that Baton Rouge-my hometown and the location of the movie-seems to have." See more » Steven Soderbergh, as observed by other reviewers and critics, did take inspiration from the kinds of films Eric Rohmer's been making for decades.
"Without detracting from the performances, I wanted to keep things moving.
I also wanted a very predatory feel, the idea of encircling a character and getting closer.
When John's old friend, Graham, shows up, all their lives change. In order to achieve the film's lurking feel, Steven Soderbergh played with camera techniques.
"I used the tracking shots because I knew that I had a very talky film and I didn't want it to be visually static," he told the Chicago Tribune.
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After getting into a serious car accident, a TV director discovers an underground sub-culture of scarred, omnisexual car-crash victims who use car accidents and the raw sexual energy they produce to try to rejuvenate his sex life with his wife.
But as a revealing, intimate character study, with an often clever and controlled mis-en-scene, Soderbergh shows his skills were already honed at twenty-six.
Some people may not like the film, therefore, as nothing incredibly outrageous or spectacular will occur.
For all the attention Soderbergh received (Golden Palm, Independent Spirits, Oscar and Golden Globe nominations, immediate recognition), he's made a small film, and it's not as ambitious as some of his later, greater works like Out of Sight and Traffic.