Bitter Moon Reviews
The film is a Franco-British production starring Hugh Grant and Kristen Scott Thomas as British couple Nigel and Fiona on a cruise ship to India.
On the cruise they meet a rather strange French/U.S. couple Oscar (Peter Coyote) a paraplegic and his French wife Mimi (Emmanuelle Siegner, the real life wife of Polanski).
Grant plays his usual rather bumbling Englishman persona as he becomes embroiled in a rather interesting but strange discussion over several sessions with Oscar about how he ended up in his current predicament with Mimi.
Grant (Nigel) obviously finds the situation strange but the story is engrossing in a lurid sort of way. Describing the Parisian history of failed novelist Oscar and his sexual history with Mimi.
The film has some rather lurid innuendos and encounters. It is adult rated be warned.
The running time does drag on but the story is fascinating in a strange sort of way.
Just how did able bodied Parisian Oscar end up a cripple on a cruise ship? Why go into intimate details about his private life with Nigel and in some moments why did Nigel stay to listen?
At the same time as all of these events poor Fiona is being neglected during the holiday of a lifetime.
The end of the film reveals all the answers with quite shocking details and conclusions!
The claustrophobic nature of the cruise ship itself adds to the tension of the story.
The casting of Polanskis real life wife as Mimi is a strange one.
The history of Polanski himself is quite lurid itself. I must explore his filmography. I've only seen Chinatown so am new to his work.
Hugh Grant never changes. Except looking 20 years younger!
I've seen a few French productions and so far most seem to be quite adult in subject matter but interesting at the same time.
Well, I'm honest, I just watched the movie because I saw the teeth with the milk in a documentary about colors on TV and I really wanted to know what movie those teeth are from.
And the reason why I really wanted to see this movie is because unfortunately I thought with my little head but in itself I think that was a good decision for the first time because it really is a unique movie.
However, I can not say I liked him because I kept wondering why, why are they doing that, why is not he just leaving them, and so on.
I first had a real problem with the sorry but then I thought it was because I have not experienced so many of my life yet and I can not always go out on my own I'm addicted to revenge, I've never been married, I was not yet in love, I am still relatively young.
But the rest is films I liked so much that these aspects are always stuck out like one and polished the kitchen table but looks beautiful and at one point on the edge still looks a nail out.
The music is really great, the actors are not boring at any time, the actress from cat just looked so hot from all over the movie so I can not believe that he literally ran after her for weeks in and out Most of the time, film had a really erotic effect over its length. As I am not used to it from normal films.
But the movie has definitely caught my interest and made me start asking questions so I'll definitely take another look at it in a couple of years to see if my mind has changed but for now I unfortunately give it a thumbs down
Great acting! Those were some psychotic characters!