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Takes a long time for things to get moving in this film, though I wouldn't say that boredom creeps in. In the meantime, we are exposed to somewhat strange, a little pointless, and often illogical dialog. The characterization is unclear and self-contradicting. The forced weirdness gets so out of hand that occasionally ridiculous dialog takes place (like the first meeting with Mirren). The big finale - the big shock - then comes when Walken and Mirren kill their object of adoration, only to immediately follow up this act by slobbering each other in what is meant to represent the height of perversion (not to mention absurdity). At the very end we are then subjected to watching an Italian police interrogation which uses methods which only seem to involve asking stupid questions. The very good cast (Mirren and Walken) saves this movie from a lower rating.
I can't believe I just sat through this whole boring 12 hours (it sure felt that long) waiting for something to happen. I should say first that I watched this during a personal mini marathon of some Walken movies, I rented it on the basis of some good comments in this section and the fact that my local store was out of Prophecy 1&2. I am a very avid fan of his but what a waste this one was! No twitching, no funny expressions, and I'm sorry but basing a character on this from SNL is quite a long shot whoever wrote that. As far as frightening or sick behavior I saw none of these. Sure he was a little sick but it was never fleshed out at all, like how was he sick? Why was he sick? Cause his sisters picked on him? PLEEEEASSE~~ See the VANISHING either version for a much better story in the same vain. For more twisted behavior just watch Americas Most Wanted or any true story on Lifetime. PEACE, time for "KING OF NEW YORK"
What a load of pretentious nonsense!
An odd couple on holiday in Venice meet an even odder couple and they all share their individual and collective dysfunctionality blah, blah, blah.....
The writing is ludicrous and the story mostly ridiculous.
If you ever want to go on a trip to Venice, don't see this film as it is portrayed as a slum and mainly under water, and nothing to do at night but walk around narrow, spooky streets, get lost and if you are lucky enough to find a restaurant, the chef will be off sick anyway.
Now Rupert Everett the male lead in this film has let us know ad nauseum about his "preferences" so what a strange casting as he is meant to be 'straight' but it is clear he has no interest whatsover in his female co-lead and it sure shows.
And others in this picture gush over Rupert as being a "beautiful" man. Personally I find him ugly in the extreme, hideous features, gorky frame,etc.
Still some reasonable photography plus OK music so that lifts it by a mark, hence:
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