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A slow moving thriller that doesn't quite fill you up!
Wanted to see this one for a while. Quite a twisted storyline. Liked it, but it does move slowly and not entirely sure it was worthwhile sitting through. Not one to rewatch, but to see once, not bad. I liked the colours and the outfits Heather wears - visually it is striking. What doesn't quite work is the ending. I don't mind twisted, but this just rang totally untrue. Also some of the sex scenes were over the top and just seemed there to titalate.
Heather Graham and Carrie-Anne Moss star in the dark comedy Compulsion. The story follows an aspiring cooking show host named Amy who attempts to befriend her next door neighbor Saffron with her culinary skills, but Saffron proves to be difficult, forcing Amy to take extreme measures. Graham's performance is pretty good, especially at giving a sinister edge to the character. However, Moss is bland, as is the rest of the cast. And the ending comes out of nowhere; as the plot appears to skip a few steps in order to get to a shocking conclusion. Still, some of the comedy is clever; particularly the cooking show segments. While there are a few parts of Compulsion that don't work, it's entertaining and mysterious.
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