The Object of Beauty (1991)




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John Malkovich and Andie MacDowell star as Jake and Tina, an American couple living the good life in London. When their money runs out, they consider selling their small Henry Moore sculpture, but before a deal can be struck, the objet d'art disappears.
R (adult situations/language, nudity)
Art House & International , Comedy , Drama
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Rudi Davies
as Jenny
Joss Ackland
as Mr. Mercer
Bill Paterson
as Victor Swayle
Jack Shepherd
as Mr. Slaughter
Rosemary Martin
as Mrs. Doughty
Pip Torrens
as Art Evaluator
Olara de Almeida
as 2nd Portuguese Maid
Stephen Churchett
as Mr. Mundy
Annie Hayes
as Housekeeper
Richard Ireson
as Night Porter
Barry J. Gordon
as Auctioneer
Jeremy Sinden
as Jonathan
Ginger Corbett
as Melissa
John Crocker
as Waiter
Victoria Willing
as 1st Portuguese Maid
Lara DeAlmeida
as 2nd Portuguese Maid
Liz Daniels
as 3rd Portuguese Maid
Andy Cavenash
as Steve's Friend
Wayne Bailey
as Steve's Friend
Colin Parker
as Steve's Friend
Stewart Miller
as Steve's Friend
Brian Coyle
as Steve's Friend
Dillon O'Mahoney
as Steve's Friend
Mario Nocerino
as Italian Father
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Critic Reviews for The Object of Beauty

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (3)

Dull romantic comedy, whose emptiness and not too likable protagonists keep things static.

Full Review… | September 24, 2008
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Unfolding as a comedy of manners and a morality tale, the film is not preachy and there is no suggestion of redemption. The text may be slight but it's imbued with ambiguity--and entertaining too.

Full Review… | September 16, 2006

Diverting but slight comedy.

January 15, 2003
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

The Object of a film is to entertain....this doesn't

September 17, 2002

Witty comedy of manners about the gap between the worlds of rich Americans and a lonely hotel maid in London.

Full Review… | September 1, 2002
Spirituality and Practice

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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Audience Reviews for The Object of Beauty

Despite Malkovich's usual grandiosity, there is little of worth here as everyone in the film is unlikeable, leaving no one to care about as we passively watch the rich whine over every little thing.

Luke W
Luke W

Wasted a great cast.

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer

This sporadically amusing comedy is made rather irritating by the way in which the actors clearly think they're being very funny.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

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