Thursday, May 21, 2009

Damage (1992) (2nd time)

A member of Parliament falls passionately in love with his son's fiancée. Lots of sex. [imdb]

Nominated for 1 Oscar:

Best Supporting Actress: Miranda Richardson

I'm not a fan of this highly pretentious British movie. It's drama, with lots of fucking in it: sometimes less justified. It's suppose to be very European, I guess; and it is, in some ways. It has a mysterious Juliette Binoche (nice looking, but her character's edge is not that believable, so her screen presence often comes as absurd) and a very horny Jeremy Irons, who tries to act, but what can you do when the screenplay is so... so... naive.
Oscar nominated Miranda Richardson is probably the only one giving a really good performance. Her madness scene towards the end is played with lots of skill, so the nomination is worthy, but a win would've been too much. An interesting thing about her: she was probably 33 when she filmed this, but in the movie she's meant to be like... 45+ I guess (as she has a 20 something son); strangely enough, you believe her.
My rating for the film: 5/10. Nice music and Miranda Richardson save it a bit.

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