An impressive but uneven debut feature, Stacy Cochran's MY NEW GUN boasts high production values and a briskly paced narrative. It also suffers from an identity crisis and, despite the help of a uniformly strong cast, fails to fulfill its potential.
On the surface, Debbie (Diane Lane) and Gerald Bender (Stephen Collins) are the photogenic embodiment of the American dream. Gerald has a glowing reputation as a New Jersey radiologist and Debbie is his beautiful, somewhat passive wife. There doesn't seem to be much genuine warmth in their
marriage, but there is plenty of boredom. When their newly engaged friends, Irwin (Bruce Altman) and Myra (Maddie Corman),...