It always fun to see James Franco get a little whacky in his movies, and this latest film Maladies looks very strange and very entertaining. I enjoy off-beat films like this, though. The movie was directed by Carter (yes, it's just Carter,) and it also stars Catherine Keener, David Strathairn, Alan Cumming, and Fallon Goodson.
MALADIES charts the struggles of an unstable former soap opera star in 1960’s New York as he tries to restart his floundering creative career. Hoping to find clarity and new purpose as a writer, he holes up with his eccentric sister at the seaside home of their best friend. But as he disappears further into his own mind, reality begins to slip through his grasp. A daring new film from internationally acclaimed multimedia artist Carter, MALADIES is a heartfelt but defiantly unconventional exploration of the creative mind.
The movie opens in select theaters starting on March 21st, 2014 and will be available nationwide on VOD and iTunes on March 25th, 2014.