Director Lisa Cholodenko
Starring Radha Mitchell, Ally Sheedy, Patricia Clarkson, Gabriel Mann
Film *** Extras *
Ex-Brat Packer Ally Sheedy briefly rehabilitated her career with this seductive love story between Sheedy’s junkie photographer and Radha Mitchell’s ambitious art-mag editor.
One part lesbian awakening drama, two parts heroin horror show, High Art shuffles along in a haze that’s as addictive as its featured drug.
Sheedy and Mitchell give bright turns but it’s Patricia Clarkson’s tragic-comic Greta who – literally – delivers the knockout blow.