Circle of Two (1980) - Rotten Tomatoes

Circle of Two (1980)





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Director Jules Dassin, once shunned by Hollywood for being accused of "un-American activities," had already worked for nearly thirty years in Europe before making this Canadian drama about an elderly painter and a sixteen-year-old teen. Richard Burton delivers as a convincingly up-tight artist abandoned by his muse for the last ten years. After he meets Sarah (Tatum O'Neal on the wan from her 1973 Oscar as "Best Supporting Actress"), the muse begins to stir once more. The two disparate souls meet at a soft-core film (Sarah's friends dared her into seeing the flic), and an uneasy, non-sexual relationship starts. But even though the artist discovers that his muse is not totally defunct, that is a difficult trade-off for dealing with Sarah's romantic inclinations. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi


Richard Burton
as Ashley St. Clair
Tatum O'Neal
as Sarah Norton
Nuala Fitzgerald
as Claudia Aldrich
Robin Gammell
as Mr. Norton
Patricia Collins
as Mrs. Norton
Kate Reid
as Dr. Emily Reid
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Dassin directed this?! 2nd half is shot well. It's like an illicit TV movie, set in Toronto, with only one cool scene (not the topless scene--sorry, Tatum)

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