Critics' Corner
Desson Howe - Weekend section, "No one documents it better or funnier."

Stephen Hunter - Style section, "The piece is clearly over-conceived as film."


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'Gray's Anatomy'

Scene from this movie "Gray’s Anatomy," a reprise of a stage monologue in 1993, written with partner Renee Shafransky, finds Spalding Gray turning a bout with a bizarre ocular condition into a dizzying, absorbing odyssey of the neurotic mind. Concerned about deteriorated vision in his left eye, he tells us, he went to a retina specialist who diagnosed him with a "macula pucker" -- something like a warping of his eyeball surface. What he would need, the specialist informed him, was a "macula scraping."

Faced with the daunting prospect of surgery, he sought alternative solutions, specifically, "magic and miracles." This quest brought him into contact with many weird and wonderful figures from the metaphysical, religious circuit. -- Desson Howe
Rated R


Director: Steven Soderbergh
Cast: Spalding Gray
Running Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes