Reckless

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Reckless is a dark, dream-like comedy-fantasy adapted by Craig Lucas from his play that takes place in a strange, hallucinogenic otherworld. Mia Farrow stars as annoying, air-headed housewife Rachel, who discovers on Christmas Eve that her husband Tom (Tony Goldwyn) has arranged for a hit man to murder her. Barely escaping with her life into the snowy wastes of her neighborhood, Rachel crosses paths with a social worker, Lloyd (Scott Glenn), and Lloyd's paraplegic, deaf and mute wife, Pooty (Mary-Louise Parker). Rachel takes up house with the friendly couple, but Lloyd is not quite what he appears to be and the naïve Rachel is forced to flee. This time, her travels take her into contact with a variety of eccentric characters, including game show host Fast Tim Timko (Giancarlo Esposito), the staff of a non-profit group, and a troubled nun. As she crosses America, Rachel visits all 50 states, although she repeatedly ends up in towns called Springfield. Reckless (1995) was the third and final film of director Norman Rene, who passed away the following year. Rene had previously collaborated with Lucas on the films Longtime Companion (1990) and Prelude to a Kiss (1992).

Cast

Mia Farrow
as Rachel
Eileen Brennan
as Sister Margaret
Giancarlo Esposito
as Game Show Host
Juana Barrios
as Female Fire Reporter
Mike Heibeck
as Fireman
Vee Brown
as Anchor Person
Jack Gilpin
as Weatherman
Anthony Pagano
as Small Boy in Therapy
Debra Monk
as Therapist
Joanne Krispin
as Beautiful Twin
Lisa Krispin
as Beautiful Twin
Mary Beth Peil
as Bartender
Lindsay Mae Sawyer
as Little Rachel
William Fichtner
as Rachel's Father
John Magill
as Cashier at Liquor Store
Zach Grenier
as Anchor Person
Lisa Louise Langford
as Anne Lacher-Holden
Doug Barron
as TV Director
Maureen Silliman
as Shelter Reporter
Ron Bagden
as Young Shelter Volunteer
Ladd Patellis
as Man in Mask
Pat DiStefano
as TV Technician
Elijah Nicole Rosello
as Granddaughter
Nancy Marchand
as Grandmother
Nesbitt Blaisdell
as Grandfather
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Critic Reviews for Reckless

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  • It's a dark comedy that begins with the creepy underside of Christmas, and branches out into the creepy underside of just about everything else. It's one of those films where you think it's only a dream, and then when everyone wakes up, it's worse.

    Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • In this disappointing collaboration between Craig and Norman (Longtime Companion), Mia Farrow plays yet another mousy and abused housewife.

    Jul 11, 2011 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

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