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½ January 18, 2015
A studiously styleless look at a photographer who loses some photos of his taxidermist girlfriend and they are found by a porn producer who turns him into an art crowd favourite.
Apparently real sex if you can be bothered watching it.
½ September 28, 2014
Most art movies fall over because of their pretentiousness. This one is bad because it is, well, bad. Incredibly badly made. It doesn't have enough plot to even aspire to being pretentious. Throw in some very weak performances and you have a craptacular movie.

The initial idea wasn't that original to start off, and reminded me of 9 Songs (for a few reasons...). However, 9 Songs had a reasonable plot, OK performances and some fantastic music. Not a great movie, but it was Ok.

BrilliantLove, on the other hand, has nothing going for it. It just seems to drift throughout, with no point, unlikable characters and very lacklustre performances.

November 1, 2012
September 28, 2011
Plot is flawed, and borderline fantastical (haha) but genuine and brilliant-love.
½ August 27, 2011
Fell short of its ambitions, but extra sexy.
½ June 6, 2011
Ridiculous movie about a hipster couple.
Super Reviewer
February 15, 2011
A interesting enough tale of two young lovers who enjoy there wild lifestyle full of sex and friendship, living in a garage, but its when photos of there sex and poses, castch the eye of a local guy that interups there commitment to each other and takes tragic turns for both in there time apart. the two leads are interesting and good enough, and put it all out there, but at times the film fails to grab you as it should, although that said, moments to be had
½ January 23, 2011
A tale of love soured by others making you think that love on its own it not enough. Would have scored higher but the ending didn't really work for me.
January 19, 2011
Raw, gorgeous, erotic, beautiful love turns to stale, dead, torn, and empty images. Follow the journey; find yourself.
½ January 15, 2011
Not bad. This one is about a guy who falls in love with a girl, but in order to better himself in life he sells naked pictures of her... not really the greatest idea as she didn't know about it. Things get a lot worse after that. It was filmed really well. The acting was good. And it had a ridiculous amount of T&A.
January 12, 2011
Sacrificed plot and entertainment for art. Well acted, endearing flick, just boring.
½ January 12, 2011
Originally titled The Orgasm Diaries, Brilliantlove is an indie sex drama about the steamy relationship of amateur photographer, Manchester (Liam Browne), and a young taxidermist, Noon (Nancy Trotter Landry).

When a successful dealer, Franny (Michael Hodgson), discovers Manchester's portfolio, he thrusts his work onto the art world. Manchester's consequential success destroys the beauty of the couples once idyllic romance.

Brilliantlove starts off as an explicit, atmospheric and titillating art parody, presenting Manchester and Noon either having sex or blatantly thinking about doing it. demonstrating a realistic environment in which the pure expression of love overcomes everyday concerns.

Ashley Horner's simplistic and naturalistic direction perfectly illustrates the sexual, enchanting environment Manchester and Noon have concocted, in which the pure expression of love - particularly sexual desire and fornication - vanquishes everyday worries.

The two leads - Manchester and Noon - are well portrayed by Browne and Landry, bringing a likeability and naturalistic aura to the film, particularly in the non-sex scenes where they are able to explore their individual personalities and illicit relationship.

The problem comes in the second half when the film, scripted by Sean Conway, tries to explore deeper thematic possibilities, in this case the plot concerning Franny's exploitation of Noon's beauty. This breaks the realism that has been carefully constructed, damaging the initially strong premise.

Instead of building upon the premise, and maintaining its illusive charm, the film and its characters struggles outside the comfortabilty of the couples enclosed environment, unfortunately forcing the film to conclude in a predictably drab and unconvincing fashion.

Brilliantlove is an alluring, ethereal and tastefully directed, yet clumsily developed, study into sex, relationships and the irony of art.
December 21, 2010
An earthy, intense tale that asks a lot of its performers, and the previously unknown leads actually fare much better than their contemporaries in Michael Winterbottom's not dissimilar "9 Songs". You'd expect characters called Manchester and Noon to be somewhat out there, but both prove far less annoying than they could have been: Browne makes his cheeky, horny, lovelorn chappie goofily charming, while Trotter Landry exudes a matter-of-fact, at times confrontational sexuality - her self-recorded "Orgasm Diaries", which should by rights be excruciating, are instead frank and funny. The artworld business, painted in broad strokes as a corrupting force of evil, doesn't work - it very rarely does on screen, even in more experienced hands - but the film looks sharp indeed, and the sex is pretty good, too: with none of that designer miserablism Winterbottom subscribed to, the action is hard, liberating and rapturous - almost Lawrencian, you're tempted to say, and it's precisely that lack of self-consciousness that catches your eye here.
½ December 3, 2010
2 hipsters have sex a lot (including fake cum shots), one of them is an artist the other a taxidermist, called Manchester (one of the most risible characters I've seen on screen for a while) and Noon. They live in a garage in the north of England and take photos of themselves. Starts off interesting enough before turning into a generic morality tale. Competently directed with some lush photography from DoP Simon Kelling and the central performances are delivered with conviction, this film is far too self important for my liking but might appeal to the hipster fraternity. C+
½ October 22, 2010
Brilliantlove (Dir: Ashely Horner) BOMBAAAA!!! Softporn metido a cabeção. Fuja!
June 23, 2010
Graphic British love story that pushes the boundaries of its genre but falls down in the second act as it tries to construct an implausible storyline around its central characters instead of embracing the whimsical fancy of the first half.
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