'Unbelievable Truth' reminds of 'Twin Peaks'

October 26, 1990|By Lou Cedrone | Lou Cedrone,Evening Sun Staff

''The Unbelievable Truth, a very independent film, plays like ''One Peak,'' a town down the road from ''Twin Peaks.''

These people, however, are a bit more approachable, a bit more likable, once you get to know them.

In time we know what writer-director Hal Hartley is doing. From there on, his film is easy.

Adrienne Shelly is Audrey Hugo, whose father, Vic, owns a garage. Mike Bailey is the yuppie who loves Audrey, who is convinced the world is coming to an end.

Newcomer to this wacky township is Josh, a paroled killer. Naturally, Audrey falls in love with him. The jilted Mike, meanwhile, is so angry, he engages in shoving matches with strangers.

That's the way things go in this movie, off the wall and down the streets David Lynch might know. These people, however, are far more fun that the creatures in ''Twin Peaks.''

''The Unbelievable Truth'' was done on locations on Long Island, on money lent the director by his family. Whatever he spent, it was well worth it.

The film will show today and tomorrow at the Charles.

''The Unbelievable Truth''

** Life in a wacky town down the road from Twin Peaks

CAST: Adrienne Shelly, Robert Burke, Christopher Cooke, Mark Bailey

DIRECTOR: Hal Hartley

RATING: R (language)

RUNNING TIME: 90 minutes

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