In High Art, she isn't doing one of those career-changing star turns that's supposed to show off how versatile she is. (Remember Sylvester Stallone in Cop Land?) Her immersion in the character is so total that we never think of her as showing off. Cholodenko's conception is romanticized and inauthentic, but Sheedy pulls something true out of it. Lucy has lived a life, and from the evidence onscreen, so has Sheedy. She makes direct, startling contact with the audience. Bring on the great roles.
Directed by Lisa Cholodenko; with Ally Sheedy, Radha Mitchell, Patricia Clarkson and Gabriel Mann.