2 Days in the Valley

HBO Home Video; rental pricing
Feature; R
Director: John Herzfeld
Cast: Danny Aiello, James Spader, Paul Mazursky, Teri Hatcher and Eric Stoltz

There are guns, love and obsession in this wieldy thriller, as 10 lives intertwine for 48 violent hours in California's San Fernando Valley. The arch mayhem's copped from Tarantino, and the connected subplots recall Altman, but overall, first-time writer/director Herzfeld unfurls an ambitious, occasionally inspired effort.