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Butterfly Kiss Reviews

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December 26, 2014
If you're sick of kinky killers and English rip-offs of American genre movies, this terminally bleak and violent 1995 road movie may irritate the hell out of you--unless you're as impressed as I was by Amanda Plummer's performance.
August 24, 2013
A very unpleasant script and a terrible central performance (seriously, what the fuck was that accent supposed to be?) enlivened by Winterbottom's typically compelling and energetic direction.
March 26, 2013
An unrelenting film. Amanda Plummer gives a very brave and desperate performance as a woman unhinged from reality who kills indiscriminately in the wake of psychotic rages. Not for everyone.
August 14, 2012
A dark road movie that isn't all that pleasing to look at, but compels you to do so anyway. Strong performances from Amanda Plummer and Saskia Reeves and careful direction add to the realism, but the film isn't as successful as it could've been.
March 25, 2012
bizarre to the max though in a sorta intriguing way. the Cranberries soundtrack lent a rather haunting, hypnotic air of sadness.
½ February 21, 2011
Eunice walks the English highways from gas station to gas station looking for Judith, the love of her life. Eunice is an unstable violent person. She ends up murdering gas attendants not named Judith, when they aren't her love. She meets Mariam, a gas station attendant, who feels sorry for Eunice. She wants to "save" Eunice, and she ends up going along on the quest for Judith. This is a "Lovers on the Run" story which intercuts black and white footage of Mariam talking about the happenings which are going on in the film. Mariam loves Eunice, and although she doesnt approve of Eunice's knack for violence, she just can't leave her. Amanda Plummer is fantastic as the unstable Eunice. Her performance is explosive and scary, as you never know what's she's going to do next. The one problem I have is that Its hard to believe Mariam's devotion and love for Eunice. It happens very fast and could have probably used a little more of a build up. If you can ignore this though, you get a very interesting, comedic yet creepy narcissistic movie.
½ January 8, 2011
The fragile Amanda Plummer so fierce and dangerous.
September 9, 2010
Can't help comparing this to Natural Born Killers, which is brilliant. This is pretty lame really, adding nothing new to someone who's seen Thelma & Louise, NBK and Monster.
½ August 5, 2010
Micheal Winterbottom's first film comes years after Greg Araki's "The Living End" and "Thelma And Louise", but where the later lead to some kind of bittersweet empowerment, the former film always existed in relation to society at large (usually depicted as angry rednecks), "Butterfly Kiss" let's it's cast, particularly Amanda Plummer as the delusional and manic Eunice scowering the gas stations of England for a woman named Judith, who she claims to love, and murdering or assaulting those she finds to be "Not-Judith" for being impersonators. Sheepish Miriam played by Saskia Reeves is submissive, frail, and doe eyed enough to be the heroin of a Lars Von Treir flick. In fact the naturalistic cinematography, cruelty, and intensity of performances also fit LVT trademark, but the fantastic use of pop songs, the mixture of ligthness into sudden violence, and black and white breaking of the 4th wall; these uncanny shifts in tone elevate it above the numerous 90's spree films. The highlights are performances of the underrated leads, and the evocative use of pop songs (The Cranberries, Bjrok, PJ Harvey etc) that make up the soundtrack. Funny, frantic, visually daring (especially for a first film) "Butterfly Kiss" lives in a world of it's own, soaking in the calm and scenic warmth of heads pressed against xar windows, even if the cars have day old corpses in the trunk.
January 27, 2010
WOW! was totally not expecting to like this movie when I saw the first 3 minutes of it, but to know a movie you have to watch it till the end, and it was worth it. Some amazing acting going on, loads of craziness to keep you thrilled in every sense.
Super Reviewer
January 21, 2010
amanda plummer plays a bit of a psycho, travelling across england, on a bit of a murder spree, getting in a dangerous friendship,witha young lady, some exellent acting from 2 leads,and story is interesting and dramatic
½ December 14, 2009
Weird, brutal and lovely.
November 30, 2009
Amanda Plummer is outstanding.
½ October 18, 2009
While it doesn't represent one of my best favourite dramas, BF is certainly a decent proof for the 2 actress, and a pretty movie experience overall. Eunice and Miriam go through London highways looking for Judith, a mysterious woman loved by one of them. Neither miriam nor Eunice are completely sane. The former has killed a lot of innocents; the latter has serious problems with the comprehension of the world around herself. a lot of pathos in the last sequences, whereas the feeling among them become more intense. A lot of scenes which explicit the masochism soul of this production.
September 21, 2009
Mala, tiene buena pinta, buena música, buen color pero es mala. Una caricatura de la esquizofrenia con elementos antisociales y sado/masoquistas.
½ May 27, 2009
Disturbing and powerful. Amazing performance by the two actresses. Hard to watch in parts, I must admit.
February 11, 2009
Sometimes you watch a movie and think, "What?" Not because it wasn't clear, or that you didn't understand, but because you just don't 'get' why such a movie was made. Admittedly, however, the whole murder-spree movie is not my cup of tea.
½ September 2, 2008
empieza a mirarla solo a las 2 de madrugrada.... uuuu recuerdo que hasta termine llorando... creo que la sobrevaloro pero es de las pelas que siempre recordare.
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