Desolation Sound (Scott Weber). 85 minutes. Opens Friday (November 4). For venues and times, see Movie Listings. Rating: N Rating: N
Your average hot artist, Laurel ( Helene Joy ), kills her estranged hot friend ( Jennifer Beals ), then kind of becomes her with the help of her creepy ex-con puppeteer best bud, Benny ( Lothaire Bluteau ). Throw in Emily Hirst as the least realistic tyke since Dakota Fanning and Ed Begley Jr. as the dumbest cop alive and you've got the makings of one of the best unintentional comedies of the year.
Written by actress Glynis Davies , who plays Begley Jr.'s saintly yoga-loving wife, every scene fails to suspend our disbelief. For example, we're supposed to accept Laurel and hubby Ian Tracey as caring parents even though Dad forgets to fix the latch on his dangerously sleepwalking daughter's door and Mom thinks it's fine to let her kid hang out with a creepy former jailbird who spends his time making spooky Tim Burtonesque puppets, using real hair.
Desolation Sound is an apt title. Can't imagine too many agent calls after this mess.