New York Times - 11/09/2001
"...[Rob Morrow] comes through with a notable performance..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 11/09/2001
"...The heart of the story is hard to resist, not least because Linney is sweet and understanding, and Morrow has a shaggy appeal....The movie has a sweetness and care that is touching..."
Lyle Maze (Rob Morrow) is a talented New York painter and sculptor with Tourette's Syndrome and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Though he tries to control his spasms and sudden shouting fits, his efforts are fruitless: his condition controls his life. Lyle's best friend, Mike (Craig Scheffer), is a self-absorbed doctor who leaves New York on a seven-month trip to Africa, exacerbating Lyle's feelings of inadequacy and abandonment. But Mike's departure is even harder on his pregnant girlfriend, Callie (Laura Linney), who turns to Lyle for security and reassurance. As the months pass, Lyle begins to fall in love with the nurturing Callie, and the more he feels for her, the harder he tries to behave "normally." Lyle's art blooms; he makes beautiful work. Eventually Callie agrees to pose naked for Lyle, taking their mutual trust to a new level. However, when Mike returns from his African mission, he walks right into the middle of the newly formed love triangle and forces his friends to face the complexities of their relationships to one another. A serious and sometimes upsetting film, MAZE marks a major achievement for Morrow as he channels his NORTHERN EXPOSURE fame into strong writing, directing, and acting roles.
Cable Original |
Love Triangle |
Love Triangles |
New York City |
Cable Television Premiere: APRIL 2001 (STARZ!) Theatrical Release: NOVEMBER 9, 2001 (SF/NY)