Three Days of Rain
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Writer/director Michael Meredith's ambitious first feature, Three Days of Rain, weaves together a large number of tales, loosely based on short stories by Anton Chekhov, and set in present-day Cleveland. Thunder (Michael Santoro) is a struggling tile-maker, an artisan whose leaky roof threatens to destroy his business and his life. Denis (Joey Bilow) is a mentally impaired railroad worker who finds his job in jeopardy when a co-worker, Jim (Chuck Cooper), questions his competence. Tess (Merle Kennedy) is a drug-addled young woman who performs sexual favors for a sleazy judge in order to… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 40%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Rain strives for a Magnolia-type tapestry of quiet desperation. But after 90 unremitting minutes of badly acted, atrociously written histrionic misery, pic leaves one praying for frogs."
‑ Ronnie Scheib, Variety
"The ends of each story work beautifully, but getting there requires traveling some washed-out roads, despite the imprimatur of executive producer Wim Wenders."
‑ Jami Bernard, New York Daily News
"Meredith has created a mood piece that avoids self-indulgence as it explores the self-indulgent nature of a handful of diverse people, caught up in the major and minor miseries of life's foolish ironies and genuine woes."
‑ Bridget Byrne, Boxoffice Magazine
"A hypnotic mood piece -- where characters' blank existential stares are framed through rain-beaded car windows -- and a murky riff on urban Midwestern ennui (by way of the Russian steppes)."
‑ Matthew Duersten, L.A. Weekly
"A well-written and -acted drama that's also unrelentingly grim."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"It's simply a pleasure watching these seasoned pros, a collection of recognizable faces, if not exactly household names, massage these characters and bring them and their stories to life."
‑ Merle Bertrand, Film Threat
"In the genre of interlocking stories about lonely lives, Three Days of Rain is only a sketch compared to the power of Rodrigo Garcia's Nine Lives, which continues to grow in my memory."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Inspired by Chekhov's short stories, Three Days of Rain belongs to the now-familiar genre of overlapping tales of urban desperation."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"As a filmmaker, Meredith has a strong, if derivative, visual sense, although his screenplay is packed with too many clichés and familiar riffs."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
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