Picks and Pans Review: Radio Inside
updated 10/24/1994 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 10/24/1994 AT 01:00 AM EDT
William McNamara plays a pensive college grad from Indiana who moves in with his older brother (Dylan Walsh) in South Florida. Like the Dustin Hoffman character in The Graduate, McNamara is having a little trouble imagining himself entering the world of suits and ties. He's also haunted by his father (Steve Zurk), who recently drowned. And he finds himself strongly attracted to his brother's girlfriend (Elisabeth Shue).
There's a surreal quality to the movie both in the way it blends memory and fantasy with current events and in its use of offbeat Miami settings as background. Did I mention that McNamara conducts phone conversations with Jesus? And that this Jesus speaks English with a pronounced Cuban accent?
Artfully directed by Jeffrey Bell, this is a personal and poetic film.