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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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Eva
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Viktor
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Rinaldo
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Mrs. Baumann
Alexei Sayle ...
Magar
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Countess (as Veruschka)
Quentin Crisp ...
Dr. Zahlus
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Josef
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Paulus (as Tim Spall)
Ken Campbell ...
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Andy de la Tour ...
Priest (as Andrew de la Tour)
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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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A Woman Born Of Lightning . . . A Man Driven By Obsession ! See more »


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To prepare for scenes where her character had to be crying, Jennifer Beals would listen to a tape for about 20 minutes prior to filming. She wouldn't say what the tape was but the production unit swiped it and found out it was an album by Sting See more »

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Eva: A woman should do as she pleases, just like a man. You taught me that.
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Eine Kleine Nachtsmusik
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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A Dark Fantasy of a Movie
19 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In this wonderful movie, Sting plays Dr. Frankenstein, who after already creating his first monster and finding him disappointing and annoying has decided to create the perfect woman. He's successful in his pursuit, but the first monster, Clancy Brown in a heartwarming role, is chased away after becoming a little to possessive of his new bride.

The monster runs off into the woods and befriends a little person, Rinaldo the Midget, played wonderfully by David Rappaport, on his way to join the circus. He invites the monster along, and gives him the name of Victor. It is from Rinaldo, who's patient and understanding in a way Dr. Frankenstein never was, that Victor learns how to get by in life, how to behave, how to share, and to go after your dreams.

Meanwhile, back at the castle, Dr. Frankenstein is trying to educate and enlighten his newest creation Eva, a lovely and talented Jennifer Beals. He aspires to create the perfect woman, as intelligent and independent as a man. He does not, however, consider the full implications of his aspirations.

As Eva grows and learns, she begins to ask questions. She has been lied to about who she is and where she comes from. Much to Dr. Frankenstein's annoyance, she has become strong-willed and independent, just like a man, but obviously not quite what he had considered. He had also not considered how arousing he would find her.

Victor and Rinaldo successfully join the circus after much persuading, but Rinaldo longs for his dream to visit Venice, and Victor discovers he longs for his dream of Eva, his intended.

As the movie progresses, there is an obvious connection between the two characters which they are aware of, but aren't in contact with each other.

As Dr. Frankenstein introduces Eva into society with a few little mishaps, Eva discovers a handsome young soldier played by a very young Cary Elwes. He pursues her as he would any woman he would like to bed, much to agitation of Dr. Frankenstein.

The movie moves towards its climax, bringing with it an intensity and a heartfelt conclusion that makes it overall a remarkable movie.

Sting manages to convey Dr. Frankenstein's increasing frustration with his independent, disobedient, yet lovely creation, a dark character who also enjoys his opium from time to time. The scenes with Victor and Rinaldo are wonderful. Jennifer Beals is perfectly bewitching, at first unknowing and naive, then becoming strong and intelligent as the movie progresses, yet still revealing an innocence to her character.

I think anyone would be charmed and entertained by this wonderful movie, and I highly recommend it to all.


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