June 17, 1998
June 18 - Colonial Promenade 5, 10pm
Erasable You provides savvy insight into the lifestyles of rich and
famous who let no one stand in their way, especially ex-wives and
Big-city advertising executive Brian, (played by Emmy-winner Timothy
Busfield (thirtysomething, Quiz Show, Sneakers, and Field of Dreams)
falls quickly in love with Stephanie, caught up in the excitement of the
moment. Soon after their marriage, the excitement becomes
disillusionment. When model Calamity walks into his life, he quickly
succumbs to her womanly wiles.
Brian soon learns the high cost of lust and spending stolen moments with
his new-found love. When Stephanie catches Brian cheating, the
consequence is freedom from his first wife, and alimony relieves him of
most of his money. Soon the lust between Calamity and Brian wanes as
time passes, and they are barely making bills. They commiserate with close friends who offer a solution they used to rid
themselves of a costly ex-wife: hire a hitman. As the plot unfolds, we
learn that many characters are easily bought.
From absurd scenarios securing a bank loan to afford the "hit," to
social interactions with Stephanie's new billionaire boyfriend, Ralph
Worth (played by M. Emmet Walsh, Blood Simple, Raising Arizona, Ordinary
People, and A Time to Kill), and daughter Brat, we are prompted to laugh
throughout the movie. We watch Brian go with the flow as he compromises
his values to better his financial position or please his wife of the
Director Harry Bromley-Davenport uses absurd dark humor in this satire
to expose the shallow existence of people who think nothing of killing
someone else for personal gain. The movie is mildly amusing and
entertaining. Writer Daryl Haney uses glib characters and familiar
big-city settings to reveal what "plastic people" must be like.
is a free-lance writer and photographer who lives in
Orlando. After watching "Erasable You," I can truly say "I thank God and Greyhound my ex is gone and that I didn't ask for alimony."
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