The students’ love triangle is echoed by another, more adult one: blue-collar Abel falls for a sophisticated photography teacher, Betsy (the smart and subtle Jennifer Ehle), who’s engaged to one of her more tight-assed colleagues.
Still, the film has a strong cast that plumbs psychological and emotional truths you don’t usually find in a murder mystery. They’re so natural, it makes you wonder if they could have done without the supernatural.
Friday, October 21, 2005
"Smart and subtle"
Janet Smith of Vancouver's Straight.com reviews The River King, criticising the film's supernatural elements and credibility, but appreciates the quality of the acting: