The Bride (1985)

PG-13  |   |  Fantasy, Horror, Romance  |  16 August 1985 (USA)
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After years of research, the doctor finally succeeds in creating the perfect woman, who gets the name "Eva".



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mrs. Baumann
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After years of research, the doctor finally succeeds in creating the perfect woman, who gets the name "Eva".

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$3,600,000 (USA)

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The picture shot in some of the same French countryside in Dordogne, France as the earlier Ridley Scott film The Duellists (1977) such as the Sarlat-la-Canéda. See more »


Eva: You can do what you like! You can take apart the body you put together, you can take away the life you gave me, but you cannot have me. Not ever. Not even if you murder me and raise me up a thousand thousand times, you cannot have me.
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Eine Kleine Nachtsmusik
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Half good, half not so good
10 October 2000 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

MORD39 RATING: ** out of ****

This movie is too wrongly maligned. It's at least enjoyable half of the time, since it functions as two different stories which merge together later on.

The best part of the movie regards the adventures of the Frankenstein Monster (well-played by Clancy Brown) and his friendly dwarf companion (the excellent David Rappaport) as they roam the exquisite countryside trying to discover their dreams. When this half of the movie is playing, you can't help but be moved.

Unfortunately, the other half consists of rock star Sting (it hurts me to say this, but I think he makes a good Frankenstein) and the gorgeous Jennifer Beals as his latest creation. They don't add anything to the whole mix, though,, and only get in the way and slow things down. This film could have been quite good indeed had these parts been removed, and the exploits of the monster and his pal been fleshed out.

I think my opinion is a popular one among critics and fans, but one thing is clear: this film is not as bad as some think, and it's in no way intended to be a re-make of 1935's BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN.

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