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Writer-director Jonathan Nossiter's first feature film is a moody exploration of assaults upon, and shifts in, personal identity. The movie's action all takes place on a Sunday in a poor section of the New York City borough of Queens. Oliver (David Suchet) is a newly homeless middle-aged man who was downsized out of his job as a mid-level functionary at a computer corporation and lost his wife and family because of his employment troubles. Out walking in the borough, Oliver collides with Madeleine Vesey (Lisa Harrow), an out-of-work British actress who is in the process of breaking up… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's Suchet and Harrow, exploring the wellsprings of loneliness, who provide the real glimmers of grace."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"The heart of the film is strong."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"The writers have surprisingly little to say, and what is said is quite dated and unrealistic."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"An arresting film, at once lyrical and gritty."
‑ Joe Baltake, Sacramento Bee
"But... it wasn't a great film because the story fell apart."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Feels more and more like an overly schematic exercise in cinematic hide-and-seek."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"A superior performance by Suchet helps keep this dry drama afloat"
‑ Jon Niccum, Lawrence Journal-World
"While the plot and outcome of Sunday may prove less than scintillating in the end, Nossiter's careful direction and calculated moodiness gives the film a satisfying lilt."
‑ Barbara Shulgasser, San Francisco Examiner
"Powerfully honest and risky performances from Suchet and Harrow propel the film."
‑ Cathy Thompson-Georges, Boxoffice Magazine
"It sounds simple, but director Jonathan Nossiter ... keeps adding layers to the story that give passionate resonance to their story."
‑ John Hartl,
"It defines boredom by mostly being boring about it."
‑ Bob Thompson, Jam! Movies
"The film still succeeds on the strength of its two leads, David Suchet and Lisa Harrow."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"This Sundance Grand Prize winner ain't exactly a walk in the park, but it's got its own grittier sort of urban pleasure."
‑ , E! Online
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