“Everyone’s been in that place where it’s like, ‘I can’t live with this person. I can’t live without them.’ It’s just crazy love,” writer/director Neil LaBute told us about his latest “Some Velvet Morning,” earlier this year. But it’s far more than just “crazy love” that’s cooking in this one.
Starring Alice Eve and Stanley Tucci, this intimate dramedy kicks off when Fred shows up on the doorstep of his former lover, Velvet, with suitcases and bags. But he doesn’t get the welcome he might’ve expected. There is tension in the air, with Fred thinking Velvet still wants him to leave his wife, while she is holding the cards of other secrets yet to be revealed. It’s a two actor tango, with our own Gabe Toro noting in his review that, “LaBute has consistently made intriguing, often idiosyncratic films in his career, but he hasn’t made anything this unsettling and unforgettable in a very long time.”
“Some Velvet Morning” goes VOD on December 10th and opens in limited release on December 13th.