A Business Affair (1994)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  8 December 1995 (USA)
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This is the story of the lovely Kate Swallow and the loves of her life. At the start she is with Alec Bolton, a noted author, who discourages her when she wants to write a novel. Later she ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vanni Corso
Kate Swallow
Alec Bolton
Anna Manahan ...
Marisa Benlloch ...
Paul Bentall ...
Drunken Man
Roger Brierley ...
Dinner Guest
Marian McLoughlin ...
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This is the story of the lovely Kate Swallow and the loves of her life. At the start she is with Alec Bolton, a noted author, who discourages her when she wants to write a novel. Later she is swept off her feet by Alecs publisher, Vanni Corso, and leaves Alec for Vanni. She writes another novel and Vanni tells her he doesn't think the book will sell. Both of their actions are an indication of their vanity and fear of losing her. Written by Richard Jones <rjo339@swbell.net>

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Are you free tonight? See more »


Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »



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8 December 1995 (USA)  »

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Astucias de mujer  »

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Christopher Walken says the role of Vanni Corso in this movie is more like himself than any other character he's ever played. See more »

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A bit love story, comedy, drama... A story of liberation.
12 February 2000 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

I just finished watching A Business Affair, and I am not displeased with the movie. It was enjoyable. I don't think it's fair to call it a comedy as it wasn't a very funny movie. It was more light hearted (and sometimes heavy hearted) drama.

Christopher Walken was superb. As usual. But despite top billing, he's not the main character.

Carol Bouquet, as the lead character, was marvelous. I enjoyed her portrayal of a modern woman who struggles with some old problems. She's held down by an egotistical husband (Jonathan Pryce) until she is swept away (in an exciting, and all too plausible affair) by Christopher Walken, her husband's publisher.

There is enough heart wrenching done during the affair portion of the movie to show you that each character is all too human. And while we may not identify or approve of what each character ends up doing, I think we can understand it.

By the end... some mistakes are repeated (sometimes unexpectedly) by a character I was rooting for. And while it wasn't the ending I would have chosen, it was a "right" ending. Because this is a movie about a woman, and her life and career... it's not about my favorite actor, who once again doesn't get the happy ending.

I'm surprised at the low ratings this movie has gotten here. I'd say it's because so many people want to see Christopher Walken playing a psychopath, and don't get into this type of human drama. But I'd be guessing at that. If you expect some blood or fangs, then pass this up. Because here, Christopher Walken is very good in a very human story. Give it a chance.

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