Overall Rank: 21375
Average Rating: 2.5/4
# of Ratings: 3
Theatrical Release Date: 09/17/2004
Genre: Drama, Romance
MPAA Rating: R
Director: John Duigan
Actors: Charlize Theron, Penélope Cruz, Stuart Townsend, Thomas Kretschmann, Steven Berkoff, David La Haye
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Indyfreak - wrote on 01/27/2020
A handsomely produced period drama trying to be a naughtier version of those 1940s wartime romances.
Charlize Theron is pretty good for what little the script gives her. The moral quandary facing the characters is a fascinating one. There is unexpected nudity that’s certainly welcome.
Except the movie does feel neutered, despite a R rating. Like it’s too self conscious to commit to its promised sensuality. Penelope Cruz begins a striptease which is tantalizing but it cuts before anything resembling skin is shown.
Stuart Townsend has a pretty boy persona but he’s a pretty wooden dramatic actor who’s outclassed by his female costars. There’s a throaway line about a lesbian relationship that already sounds way more interesting than the actual film.
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