Midweek Movies: One Hour Photo

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Time for a midweek movie, folks! Today we do a rewind with One Hour Photo - a 2002 movie about a photo laboratory employee and his unhealthy obsession with a suburban family.

One Hour Photo tells the story of a lonely photo lab employee (played by Robin Williams). His life is a lackluster routine – he spends his time at work and has no one to go home to, except for a pet hamster. His only interaction with people is when he attends to their film development needs, but he’s particularly enamored with the Yorkin family – and this is when a simple interest turns into a full-blown obsession.

Written and directed by Mark Romanek whose work includes music videos for Johnny Cash (“Hurt”), Nine Inch Nails (“Closer”), Weezer (“El Scorcho”), Madonna (“Rain”), among others.

Watch the trailer:

A celebration of the return of our MiniMovies feature, Midweek Movies is a weekly series showcasing the best new films and some classic favorites. Want to create a cinematic masterpiece of your own? Find out how to create your own MiniMovie.

written by shhquiet on 2011-08-03 in #lifestyle #midweek-movies #movie #film #mark-romanek #one-hour-photo

8 Comments

  1. aprilrich427
    aprilrich427 ·

    I am OBSESSED with this movie, ive seen it like 100 times

  2. explorette
    explorette ·

    this is a great film, he plays evil mad type people so well, he needs to do it more often!!

  3. shhquiet
    shhquiet ·

    @explorette I agree! I felt sorry for Robin Williams's character but he was also too creepy!

  4. faisal_aziz
    faisal_aziz ·

    it is not a good movie, for me " war photographer - james nachtwey ", " photography geniuses ", and maybe " the bang bang club ", and also " the live and death of kevin carter ".

  5. omer
    omer ·

    Oh, I watched few years ago! Great Film.

  6. nfxfsx
    nfxfsx ·

    I remember seeing this in theaters. Such a creepy character he played.

  7. guinastrapazi
    guinastrapazi ·

    i'll really have to watch this :)

  8. denisesanjose
    denisesanjose ·

    That all-white grocery aisle scene... *shudders* Lots of film and camera cameos though!

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