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Great first half exploring power, coercion and humiliation before descending into a murderous, melodramatic mess in the finale. The best and worst of de Palma on display.
My girlfriend made me watch this all the way through to the bitter end. I'm hoping there's a reward in this for me. Apparently the actors in this movie lucked out in the auditions for 50 Shades of Grey. The eroticism was confined to a drawer in the bathroom. I didn't understand the ending. How come the murdered woman was present at her own funeral? Did they run out of extras? This movie is in a class of its own.
Also ich muss sagen ich hÃ¤tte, trotz dass ich das Buch gelesen habe, mehr erwartet. Charaktere zu verÃ¤ndern ist eine dache aber den roten Faden zu durchtrennen, und neu zusammen zu setzen eine komplett andere. Nur wenige Sachen sind wie im Buch und selbst meine Freundin, die das Buch nicht gelesen hat, meinte, es sei nur eine zusammen wUerfelung verschiedener Szenen gewesen.
Liebe das Buch und Anna Todd aber das war Mist.
A movie that is garbage nothing is redeemable and it is very convoluted
DePalma maybe modernising his own formula but doesn't entirely satisfy.
I've been a defender of Brian De Palma throughout his entire career, even at his most dark points like Bonfire of the Vanities, but Passion is abysmally unacceptable. He tries to "return to form," but just ends up ruining his signature techniques and attempting to conform to modern modus operandi, ending up with a very dumb, flat, ironically passionless piece of near-shit saved by a marginally effective second half, despite still containing emotionless, horrible acting from its two, generally talented leads.
Starts off fine then it turns into TV movie bad. A waste.
Firstly, I don't see why this film should be remade in the first place. The Hollywood ending makes it even worse.
All the DePalma staples are there, so it's good enough to keep you watching and guessing, with some great score, editing and cinematography. But it doesn't quite have the bite you'd normally expect from him. It feels more like someone imitating him.
Not as bad as some critics said it was but DePalma did seem to be using some of his old tried-and-true Hitchcock via Godard tricks. There is lust, deception, manipulation, and murder. Rachel McAdams plays an American executive in an international advertising firm heading up a branch office in a major Scandinavian city I am assuming is Oslo. McAdams manipulates and uses the more talented Noomi Rapace who in turn plots against McAdams. Its a solid thriller and very well acted by its principles but I was constantly reminded of Dressed To Kill, Sisters, Blow Out, and even Phantom Of The Paradise while I was watching. This wasn't too bad as I loved that period of DePalma film-making.