over 4 years
Nice film that shows the different perceptions that people can have about a single event.
A bold little film. Study of pride, ego, and misplaced purpose.
Tape is a 2001 drama film directed by Richard Linklater and written by Stephen Belber, based on his play of the same name. It stars Ethan Hawke, Robert Sean Leonard, and Uma Thurman. The entire film takes place in real-time.
In a motel room in Lansing, Michigan. Vince (Hawke), a drug dealer/volunteer firefighter from Oakland, is in town to support his old high school friend's entry into the Lansing film festival.
His friend, documentary filmmaker Jon Salter (Leonard), joins Vince in his motel room and the two reminisce about their high school years. They get on the subject of Amy (Thurman), Vince's former girlfriend. It appears that, while they dated for some time, Vince and Amy never had sex. However, after their relationship had ended, Amy slept with Jon.
Vince claims Amy had told him that Jon had raped her. Vince becomes obsessed with, and eventually succeeds in getting a verbal confession from Jon about, the alleged rape. Immediately after Jon's admission, Vince pulls out a hidden...