John Guare adapted his own hit play about a young black con-artist (Will Smith) who infiltrates the world of upper-crust, white New Yorkers, earning their trust and respect (and money) before his scam is revealed. Stockard Channing and Donald Sutherland play a vacuous couple of privilege whose lives are fatefully changed by the smooth-talker, but while they are obviously a successful (and, one presumes, educated) twosome, Guare can't help but make them easy targets. The writer's literate set-up is better than his follow-through, which has a hazy point (the wealthier we are, the more shallow or foolish we become?). Director Fred Schepisi stages this like a TV show with flashy editing, yet there isn't anyone here we can relate to. Schepisi darts around in search of interesting chatter, but the whites are all rich ciphers and the kid the only one using his brain. Channing, as well as Heather Graham and Richard Masur, is worth-watching, but the rest of the film is stunted by a perplexing awkwardness. *1/2 from ****
Six Degrees of Separation (1993) 1080p YIFY Movie
Six Degrees of Separation (1993) 1080p
Six Degrees of Separation is a movie starring Will Smith, Stockard Channing, and Donald Sutherland. An affluent New York couple finds their lives touched, intruded upon, and compelled by a mysterious young black man who is never...
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New Yorkers Ouisa and Flan Kittredge are upper class private art dealers, pretentious but compassionate. Their prized possession is a double sided Kandinsky, one side that represents control, the other side chaos. They relay a story to their friends and acquaintances that over time becomes legendary. It is their encounter with a young black man who they had never met or heard of but who comes stumbling upon their front door one evening as they are courting an important investor, Geoffrey Miller, who could make them wealthy beyond what they could have dreamed. That black man is Paul Poitier, who has just arrived in the city, was just mugged outside their building and is sporting a minor knife wound to the abdomen. He is a friend of the Kittredge's children, who are attending Harvard, but more importantly is the son of actor/director . Tomorrow, Paul is meeting up with his father who is in town directing a movie of "Cats". Beyond the attraction of talking Paul into getting...
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Literate but meandering misfireReviewed bymoonspinner55Vote: 4/10
Will Smith(Paul) comes into the lives of Stockard Channing(Ouisa) and Donald Sutherland(Flan) and makes them, Ouisa if not Flan, realize how meaningless their lives are living on the ritzy upper eastside, loaded with dough. Sutherland and Channing play the roles perfectly together.
Of course Paul is lost in what he's doing too; he's smart but sick, and Ouisa & Flan together make a great sick couple so full of themselves.
I'm not watching it again.
I enjoyed Six Degrees of Separation. Very smart dialogue. I like a movie that draws one into it by philosophy and critical thinking rather than vilonce and special effects. I admire Will Smith. Considering the time line in which this movie was made he was known for Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince of Bel Air what a departure for him. I am sure he was thinking of his future in his decison for this role. Donald Sutherland deserved oscar consideration for his performance and Stockard Channing was not bad either. All in all a very good Movie.