Female Perversions (1997)
Average Rating: 6.2/10
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Average Rating: 6.8/10
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An outwardly successful woman teeters on the brink of emotional collapse in this psychological drama. Evelyn Stevens (Tilda Swinton) is a skilled and well-regarded attorney who is being considered for a prestigious judicial appointment. However, she's plagued by self-doubt and neurotic obsessions (the "perversions" referenced in the title), including an obsession with expensive clothes and cosmetics, lingering fears about her relationship with her lover John (Clancy Brown), an exaggerated sense
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The women (played by Tilda Swinton and Amy Madigan) are so intriguing and complex that they almost overcome the trappings of a non-linear narrative that's borderline academic.
The result is short on plot but long on observational detail and psychological resonance.
Even if it works better as a provocative psychological treatise than as art, it does come alive and does provide major roles for Tilda Swinton and Amy Madigan.
Taken as a whole, this is not a product of the cookie cutter and should be of interest to the adventurous filmgoer.
I could never warm up to any of the characters or their perversions or neuroses.
Humorless and swathed in symbolism, it taunts us with cerebral puzzles that we may not care to solve.
Through a complex narrative technique and stunning imagery, the movie ... slips behind the mask of invincibility to portray a woman plagued by self-doubt and anguish.
Unless you're already passionate about the movie's themes, you may not feel convinced or drawn in.
As a whole Female Perversions only provides a bewildering collection of beautifully photographed images and thought-provoking set pieces.
Our Eve uses her beauty and sexuality to get ahead and yet simultaneously rails against both, leaving the viewer to ponder that age-old mystery of life: Who cares?
The most intelligent, entertaining, provocative, absorbing, and, yes, feminist movie to grace our theatres in quite some time.
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