Alexandra's Project (2003)

Alexandra's Project



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Movie Info

Steven's birthday promises to be a particularly happy day, because he has finally gotten his much-sought-after promotion. Steven sets off on his homeward journey bearing the good news. He drives out to the suburb where he lives, looking forward to the party Alexandra, his wife, is sure to have organized for him. However, when he gets home, the house is strangely quiet. After searching the darkened rooms in vain for party guests, Steven finally comes across videotape with the words "play me" … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Rolf de Heer
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On DVD: Jan 1, 2005
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Critic Reviews for Alexandra's Project

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (8)

It's a contrived -- though carefully crafted -- bit of movie gamesmanship that sometimes seems like a claustrophobic stunt.

January 28, 2005
Denver Rocky Mountain News
Top Critic

De Heer offers a wicked twist on household secrets and lies.

Full Review… | January 28, 2005
Denver Post
Top Critic

De Heer, who also wrote the script, would have us believe that a wife who's tired of her oblivious bloke of a husband could suddenly become conniving and cruel, coolly defending her actions with twisted logic that's sold as feminism.

Full Review… | January 14, 2005
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

It's a movie that will leave few men unrattled and many women vicariously satisfied.

Full Review… | May 28, 2004
Toronto Star
Top Critic

Buday is coolly persuasive in the seesaw role of an unbalanced housewife who jerks from despair to anger.

Full Review… | May 28, 2004
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

That damn videotape takes the edge off the mood both visually and dramatically.

April 22, 2003
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Alexandra's Project

Good slow-paced, but taut adult psychological thriller. This is a classic case of the man is the evil perpetrator, while the woman is the victim. Anyone with a bit of common sense knows this is false in reality, and both sides of the story must be examined. This film only presents Alexandra's demented and deceptive side of the story.
Director Rolf de Heer is a genius! Rolf exposes feminism for its sickness and inconsistencies. He is showing how subtle misandry is. This movie is about how sickness can fester inside a deranged woman's mind, and from her perception, she is always right.
The narrative is compelling and the film definitely benefices from the marvelous performances of Gary Sweet and Helen Buday, but the material is too implausible and far-fetched.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

WTF!!! I read the plot-line and was expecting some great mystery. I'd no idea that this will turn out to be so awful. Maybe the worst I've seen this year. It's too slow paced, but that's not where I'd problem. The problem lied in over-exposure. Too much nudity, IMHO. I felt like I was watching some porno. Making things worse, it didn't turn out to be as great that I could feel that it's worth sitting through the slow-paced nudity. However, I'm not sure; some may enjoy it. It simply wasn't my cup of tea.

familiar stranger

Super Reviewer

One of those movies where I can't decide whether I liked it or not. Very dark, intense, and graphic. It was definitely unpredictable, that's for sure.

Megan S

Super Reviewer

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