KRYSTAL is a comedic drama about a young man who has never had a drink in his life. Upon meeting the woman of his dreams - an ex-hooker-stripper-junkie-alcoholic - he pretends to be in AA to try and woo her. In order to have even a hint of a chance, he must face his own demons and learn what it means to live without fear in order to finally become a man.
Filmed in Atlanta, Georgia. Director William H. Macy loved the Southern cadence in Will Aldis' script and politeness of people in the South. See more »
[after learning her husband once had an affair with Krystal]
Oh, fuck you, Wyatt! Fuck you! Fuck you! Fuck y... !
[stops and notices Taylor and Krystal standing in the foyer]
I bear you no ill will, darling. We women do what we have to do to survive. However...
[turns back around]
...fuck you, Wyatt!
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A charming cast clearly having a lot of fun offsets the relative lameness of the story
Rosario Dawson looks way better than she has any right to, therefore an 18 year old falls for her, while having to deal with his liberal family, the jealous ex-lover of the woman and her paraplegic son. A lot of weird situations and a lot of humor to them make the case shine. However, the plot is strange, moving from dangerous situations that are described in an almost cartoonish way in order to diminish their darkness, to embarrassingly cliched romantic scenes that are simply ridiculous. It is almost impossible to take anything serious, even the situations which were not meant to be funny.
Bottom line: Nick Robinson is clearly going places and his charm saves the day. All the others, including gorgeous Dawson, do more than required of an actor in this kind of movie, which, I guess, is a testament to Macy's talent as a director. Storywise, though, it's a ridiculous movie and its rating will never go above average. It's a fun film, though.
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