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A well acted, well written, intriguing drama examining sex, loyalty, and lies. The only mark against it is the distractingly obvious product placement.
Chereau's direction allows us to not only see bodies colliding, but the psychology that takes place in the bedroom, and how the chracter's actions affect their lives beyond closed doors. Fox and Rylance give it their all -- they are completely, and equally naked, both physically and emotionally. This, like many other films that flirt with the pornographic, ends up being a flat, tedious chore to sit through.
A film that promises much more than it delivers, and the "real" sex seems to have no effect on the vacuous lives depicted just rather vacuously.A film where somebody playing a Clash CD is a sign of some kind of authenticity.
Poorly handled and at times feels a 3 hour film, with not enough of a story to begin with.
So-so. Starts well enough. Had a fair amount of intrigue, but just when you think the movie is going to kick up a notch, it goes in a dull, pointless direction. From then on it drifts and ultimately goes nowhere.
Good performance by Kerry Fox. Mark Rylance is irritating, however.
paixão e desejo, o casamento e a solidão, ressoam com força inconfundível.
it seems to rely too much on nudity before it establishes its footing elsewhere
pretty mediocre considering how genious Mark Rylance typically is...I didn't feel the need to even finish it even...I'll stick to Mark Rylance doing Shakespeare.
A somewhat difficult film to watch, as relationships and motivations were not always apparent. The sex was desperate and almost brutal and belied the title, as intimacy seemed to be the one thing missing from the affair. The lead Actress, Kerry Fox, while not a classic beauty, still managed to command the screen. Mark Rylance brought a simmering rage to his character, as Jay, the obsessed lover. And Timothy Spall was quietly understated as the cuckolded husband who evoked pity more than empathy. It was good to see Marianne Faithful as the ditzy friend, Betty, who nevertheless causes Claire to face her dilemma with honesty.
Extreme use of raw sexuality, but movie isn't that gud.