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½ January 20, 2019
1.20.19 dvd @ home w/Sh & J
September 26, 2018
This got my head spinning about half way through as the plot was to heavy even Poirot would have trouble working it all out. I stuck with it and there was a little twist at the end with Alison Lohman playing Miss Marples. Odd scene with Colin Firth trying to enter Kevin Bacons rear passage in a weird threesome. Bacon didn't like that. I read Alison Lohman took some stick for her performance but she was fine. It passed me by , I forgot this soon after watching. What were that duo Firth and Bacon? Like Ant and Dec? I dunno really.
Super Reviewer
June 16, 2018
Although this unremarkable film noir has good pacing and sometimes even seems carefully elaborated, the story is not really compelling or interesting, so you will probably not even remember it after seeing it.
September 10, 2017
Could have been better without the flat, uninspired performance of Alison Lohman. A decent whodunnit that was worth sitting thru for the twist ending. Irony in the title, it becomes apparent.
½ March 13, 2017
Potentially "exciting" for repressed US audiences, but thoroughly dull for the rest of the world. I didn't care about any of the self-indulgent characters or what happened to them. Didn't even care about the blackmailing "victim". Waste of time.
½ January 22, 2016
Written and directed by Atom Egoyan (The Sweet Hereafter (1997), Felicia's Journey (1999) and Devil's Knot (2013)), and adapted from Rupert Holmes' 2003 novel. This dark erotic thriller is heavily inspired by the plotting of Citizen Kane (1941), although the plot here is quite unbeliveable and despite the best efforts of the two inspired leads, despite it painting a labyrinthine whodunnit, it feels derivative. In 1957, entertainers Lanny Morris (Kevin Bacon) and Vince Collins (Colin Firth) are at the top of their game, and after hosting a marathon 39-hour-long polio telethon in Miami, head to a hotel in New Jersey where student Maureen O'Flaherty (Rachel Blanchard) is found dead in a bathtub. Even though they had nothing to do with the death, Lanny and Vince dissolve their partnership. 15 years later, writer Karen O'Connor (Alison Lohman) has accepted an offer to ghostwrite Vince's autobiography, but she gets sent chapters from a book that Lanny has been writing, and it's though this that she discovers what really happened to Maureen O'Flaherty. It's a good idea for a film, but it flits too much between 1957 and 1972, and the scenes with Firth and Bacon doing comedy schtick as the two entertainers is the best, and it should have focused more on that, and despite Egoyan's best efforts, as he relishes on tales of dark human nature and desires, it doesn't feel right.
November 13, 2015
Hard to follow at times and something just seemed off.
October 7, 2015
Well done "Who done it?" with great performances. Only complaint: Could the pacing be just a tad faster? There are two cuts of the film on DVD: one is "Unrated" the other is rated "R". Content varies slightly obviously. In the novel it is more clear that the comedy team featured in the story is based on Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.
½ August 14, 2015
Tells a story that's not interesting enough to really care about.
May 27, 2015
Not sure why, but I found this to be very interesting. I wouldn't consider Alison Lohmans acting good, but she isn't 'badly miscast'. Maybe this is just because she is goddamn gorgeous.
Also Kevin Bacon is the perfect pervert (lol).
December 27, 2014
Normally I love Colin Firth, but this film just doesn't make it, perhaps because Alison Lohman is soooooo bad.
December 24, 2014
Alison Lohman is wonderful. Parts of this movie are great.
February 10, 2014
It will keep you involved throughout, but does not offer much to give any praise, its worth checking out though.
½ January 6, 2014
Que mala banda sonora, que ambientación tan débil, parece una de esas series de detectives de los 80. Mucho contenido sexual. Y el final bueno, digno de hacer un capítulo de CSI únicamente.
November 5, 2013
The competing voiceovers are pretty annoying, but it's a decent little mystery until it completely falls apart toward the end. Sidenote - it makes 1960s air travel look AWESOME.
September 3, 2013
Ein gut gespielter Thriller mit einigen erotischen Aspekten. Leider fehlt es an dem Film an Fahrt und Spannung. Man trödelt ein bisschen herum und es geht lange, bis man zum Punkt kommt. Aber so ein Film zwischendurch, ist nicht schlecht.
August 4, 2013
It shows how Kevin Bacon can do both Comedy and Serious Acting. However; I like the actors of this better in other movies.
July 2, 2013
A rather intricate detective story about a girl reporter who tries to discover the truth about the lives and friendships between two show people who fall victims to blackmail. The reversed plot around a murder makes the psychological journey through the traps of the protagonist's character particularly pleasurable; each episode giving new details of the killing, but keeping the entire truth about the murder concealed almost until the last minute of the film. The film is heavily erotic, too much for a good detective story. Also, it is somehow reminiscent of the Great Gatsby in the meaning, the protagonist comes clean from all the blackmail tagged by other characters and conceived by the observer.
February 24, 2013
Unexpected. Very. Kevin Bacon, Colin Firth and and girl in a threesome romp with murder, lobsters, New Jersey mafia and a keen reporter as side kicks. Goes to show you that keeping an open mind with regard Kevin Bacon might give you a fun film night! who knew?
Super Reviewer
January 7, 2013
Egoyan gets no love from either the critics or the fans for this work but it is in my opinion one of his strongest works. It is sexy without becoming erotic for the sake of being erotic and deals with complicated relationships. Despite what it is mentioned in other reviews, it works!
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