Sex, politics and American culture are mixed into a
combustible combination in Now & Later. Angela (Shari
Solanis) is an illegal Latina immigrant living in Los
Angeles who stumbles across Bill (James Wortham), a
disgraced banker on the run. She takes him in. Through
passionate sex, soul-searching conversations ranging
from politics to philosophy, and other worldly
pleasures, Angela introduces Bill to another worldview.
As their affair heats up, the course of Bill''s life
begins to take an abrupt and unexpected turn.
The film was conceived by the director in reaction to
American''s penchant for violence in our culture and our
puritanical censoring of anything involving sex.
Familiar with philosopher Wilhelm Reich''s notion that a
sexually repressed society turns into a violent one,
Diaz makes an unabashedly sexual yet cerebral film that
challenges the perception that sex in media is harmful.
by chris-chasely (toronto, canada)
This movie is an amazing movie, depicting intense varied
emotions. It encapsulates liberation and freedom along
with spirituality which is so much the essence of
humanity. I found the sex to be so much a natural part,
yet which is so often regarded as ''unnatural''to show in
our society. The movie really teaches one to get in
touch with his own spirituality instead of the dogma we
have created for ourselves. A really powerful and
enchanting movie, added by the superb acting by Shari
Solanis - an actor with unparell emotional appeal. All
in all, a must watch movie with kudos to the director
and producer and the rest of the cast as well.
Definitely 10 points - more if possible.