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No Such Thing

2001

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  • No Such Thing is Hartley riffing, at times somewhat aimlessly; satirical scenes featuring Helen Mirren as Beatrice’s opportunistic employer on a tabloid news program, who wants to exploit the Monster for ratings, mostly fizzle. But the film was Hartley’s first serious effort to integrate straightforward emotional sincerity into his deadpan-hipster worldview, and while the result isn’t wholly successful, it’s still frequently hilarious and occasionally quite moving.