I didn’t hate the play, nor did I like it. It did however, from time to time, annoy the hell out of me, the whiney Americans saying ‘Dude’ al la Wayne’s World really grated.
The acting is fine I suppose, it’s just that the material is so paper-thin. The play had no mystery element for me, it did not intrigue me. I did not see any of their motivations, frankly I didn’t really care. Amy was totally anodyne, the direction at best pedestrian and the fight scene ludicrous; it got more laughs than some of the jokes.
All in all a bit of slightly annoying American psychobabble dressed (and as serious as the subject is, it is a resolutely light play) up as something so much more. Dominic Fumusa (nice legs by the way) and Josh Stamberg are probably rather good actors and I would have really liked to have seem them in something better than this insipid nonsense. - USER: Whatsonstage.com (126.96.36.199)
12 Aug 03
the only noticibly bad bit of direction was the fight, and the only performace I didn't like was Amy, but given that I saw the second preview I was giving all the cast the benefit of the doubt - nothing that couldn't be sorted. Recommended. One beef is the British pop music - in a Michigan motel?(Having read the text was pleased that they didn't do the final monologues). - USER: Whatsonstage.com (188.8.131.52)
01 Aug 03
Some of the writing is very intelligent and thought-provoking, and the story takes rather a nice turn just over half way through. The production, however is poor - ghastlily misplayed, mispaced, misdirected - it's done as if it were a bad episode of Friends, and consequently it all comes across as a bit of fluff. Also found the marketing to be very misleading - definitely not the "psychological drama" or "taut, hilarious thriller" it's made out to be. Nevertheless, at 65 mins and £14 at the Soho Theatre, it's worth a dabble. - USER: Whatsonstage.com (184.108.40.206)
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