Sundance review: "Wish You Were Here"
"Wish You Were Here"
*** (Three stars)
This Australian film is a brilliantly layered story that recounts a Cambodian pleasure vacation gone wrong. No, it is not "The Hangover 2." Four people go on vacation, and only three return, and the movie works so well because it is a blend of mystery and an intimate character study, with Joel Edgerton demonstrating why he is a leading man on the rise. Full of twists, this film shifts back and forth in time as the shocking events of what really happened reveal themselves in devastating fashion.
"Wish You Were Here" screens again:
Friday, Jan. 20, 9 a.m., Eccles Theatre, Park City
Friday, Jan. 20, 6 p.m., Tower Theatre, Salt Lake City
Saturday, Jan. 21, 6:30 p.m., Peery's Egyptian Theatre, Ogden
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 5:30 p.m., Library Center Theatre, Park City
Friday, Jan. 27, 4 p.m., Redstone Cinemas 7, Park City