Released Year: 2004
Runtime: 105 minutes
Directors: Andy Fickman
Writers: Maria Veltre Druse, Jack Sekowski
Casts: Leslie Appleyard, William Atherton, Justin Berfield, Ryan Bittle, Gary Blumsack, Tara Boger, Robert A. Butler, Colleen Camp, Shera Danese, Brandon Jack James, Kadeem Hardison, Josh Jacobson, Jolie Jenkins, Patsy Kensit, Christine Lakin
IMDB: Burning Palms (2010) - IMDB
IMDB Rating: 5.4
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 4.6
Los Angeles Times -
Landon's sardonic view of human nature and deft filmmaking skills - plus a raft of sharp portrayals - keep the viewer from pondering the preposterousness of certain situations and instead encourages going along with the fun.
New York Observer -
Burning Palms is too sick to attract the masses, but he's onto something subversively valid, and the film is never boring.
The Hollywood Reporter -
Never quite achieves the balance of melodrama and dark comedy for which it's aiming.
Making his directorial debut, screenwriter Christopher Landon struggles so mightily to offend that he forgets to supply a rooting interest in his characters.
Burning Palms (2010)
In Santa Monica, a woman becomes alarmingly concerned over her fiancé's unnaturally close relationship with his teenage daughter. In Westwood, a sexual act turns into a psychological obsession for a young woman. In West Hollywood, a gay couple buys a young daughter and attempts to mold her to fit their lifestyle. In Holmby Hills, maladjusted kids and their equally maladjusted nanny play murderous games. In Sherman Oaks, a rape victim faces her violator. In these five stories, one thing is clear, everything is taken to extremes in California.