"Splendor," directed and produced by Gregg Araki, is a romantic comedy that delves into the unconventional love life of its protagonist, Veronica. The film starts with Veronica, a young woman searching for love in Los Angeles, who finds herself in a peculiar yet endearing relationship with two men she meets at a Halloween rave - Abel, a sensitive poet, and Zed, a charismatic tattooed drummer.
The narrative explores the dynamic of this non-traditional love triangle, offering a light-hearted and humorous take on romantic relationships and self-discovery. With a runtime of 1h 33m, the film doesn't shy away from presenting the quirks and idiosyncrasies of its characters, making it a vivid portrayal of young love and the exploration of one's desires in the face of societal norms.
"Splendor" received mixed reviews upon its release, holding a ranking of 52/100 on Metacritic and a 58% score on Rotten Tomatoes. Critics and audiences found the film to be a playful yet insightful look into modern relationships, providing a fresh perspective on love and personal growth.
The film's unique premise and eccentric characters contribute to its charm, making "Splendor" a memorable cinematic experience for those seeking a light-hearted film with a touch of existential contemplation.
Search Splendor, 1999