(H, LL, NN, M, SS, VV) Humanism; 7 obscenities & 4 profanities; adultery shown on two occasions, referred to on many occasions; blackmail; and, three murders shown.
EQUINOX consists of many diverse characters, plots and story lines which have the potential to create an entertaining film but fail to come together in an understandable fashion. The characters gyrate in a meaningless web of bewilderment throughout the two-hour film, and the viewer leaves in a dumbfounded state since only writer/director Rudolph knows the ultimate meaning of the film.
EQUINOX consists of many diverse characters, plots and story lines which have the potential to create an entertaining film if they were tied together in some fashion that could be understood by the audience. Initially, a homeless woman collapses on a city street and is pronounced dead at the morgue. An employee of the morgue steals her one possession–a letter–and uses the ideas it contains for a novel she is writing. The letter also tells about the woman’s twin sons to whom she has left millions. In the beginning of the film, one assumes the movie will revolve around her search for the twins–not so, the morgue employee only briefly re-surfaces after the opening scene. Neither of the twins knows about the existence of the other. All of the characters in the movie are disturbed in some way, but the filmmaker never ties them together for the viewer.
As one watches EQUINOX, he begs for a connection or an explanation but the film fails to provide it. The direction on many occasions is poor. There are many references to less than moral situations, and the confused state of all the characters promotes a distinct distraction for the viewer. The characters gyrate in a meaningless web of bewilderment throughout the entire two-hour movie leaving the viewer in a confused state as to the ultimate meaning of the film.