The basic elements of effective drama, if stripped down to the core essentials, are shockingly simple. It isn’t particularly difficult to create, say, strong romantic or erotic pull in a love scene, or to generate adequate tension in a chase sequence, and when a film accomplishes one or more of those goals, it might hook us and pull us in for a brief time. That’s perhaps the most that can be said of David Siegel and Scott McGehee’s experimental, nonlinear drama Uncertainty
; it has a handful of scenes with real dramatic force, but if one steps back to consider the whole equation, the movie disappoints. It leaves us with precious little to take away -- sacrific...