Kelly + Victor (2012)
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Movie InfoWhen Kelly meets Victor on the dance floor of a Liverpool nightclub, the attraction is instant. After wandering through the night they find themselves at her flat, making love with a passion and urgency that neither had experienced before. Both Kelly and Victor are struggling to get by as best they can, while the people around them are choosing illegal lifestyles; she is escaping a brutish former lover, while he is being dragged into a world of drugs. It's when they make love that their darker instincts take over. … More
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Critic Reviews for Kelly + Victor
It's not all convincing. Campbell-Hughes (remote, brittle) is odd casting ... But once we're in the bedroom, the film takes on a shocking, bold air.
Looks dirtily chic and boasts an unsurprisingly sharp soundtrack, but is on less sure footing with its credibility-straining delineation of a sadomasochistic relationship.
Kieran Evans' Kelly + Victor is an intense study of the fine line between tenderness and aggression in romantic relationships.
An uncompromisingly tough watch, a tale of hard drugs and even stronger sex set in Liverpool.
Evans has a feel for mood, but it'd be wrong to mistake atmosphere for psychological depth; Kelly + Victor could've been so much more than what it ultimately achieves.
Antonia Campbell-Hughes and Julian Morris are impressively raw and unguarded as the doomed lovers, their nerves exposed for all to see as the roots of their angst are increasingly laid bare.
An unabashedly full-frontal exploration of sex and sexuality that's weighed down by distracting subplots.
There's something very unsentimental and provocative being served up along with the romance in this love story from writer-director Kieran Evans.
Between bed scenes the film dulls out a little: meandering Liverpool walkabouts scored for dirge-like synthesisers. (The 60s-era Art Movie Handbook.) Whenever we are in the bedroom, though, the story catches fire . . .
Kieran Evans' British romance is an occasionally shocking, often excellent ode to nihilistic love.
Evans, aided by the leads' rapturous performances, combines violence with tenderness, and thereby captures the complementary, turbulent yet harmonious nature of Kelly and Victor's relationship.
Kieran Evans' adaptation of Niall Griffiths' rough-hewn novel mixes unsafe S&M with social desolation to choppy effect.
The beautifully intense Kelly + Victor is driven with such passion and commitment that it cries out for attention.
This story of violent sexual obsession is too deliberately dark for us to sympathise with the central couple. But it's well-shot and nicely played by both actors.
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