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Butterfly Kiss (1995)

Eunice is walking along the highways of northern England from one filling station to another. She is searching for Judith, the woman, she says to be in love with. It's bad luck for the ... See full summary »

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Eunice
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Wendy
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Miriam
Des McAleer ...
Eric McDermott
Lisa Riley ...
Danielle
Freda Dowie ...
Elsie
Paula Tilbrook ...
Ella
Fine Time Fontayne ...
Tony
Elizabeth McGrath ...
Waitress
Joanne Cook ...
Angela
Shirley Vaughan ...
Waitress
Paul Bown ...
Gary
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Katie
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Robert
Katy Murphy ...
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Eunice is walking along the highways of northern England from one filling station to another. She is searching for Judith, the woman, she says to be in love with. It's bad luck for the women at the cash desk not to be Judith, because Eunice is eccentric, angry and extreme dangerous. One day she meets Miriam, hard of hearing and a little ingenuous, who feels sympathy for Eunice and takes her home. Miriam is very impressed by Eunice's fierceness and willfulness and follows her on the search for Judith. Shocked by Eunice's cruelty she tries to make her a better person, but she looses ground herself. Written by Robert Stroetgen <stroetgen@rrz.uni-hamburg.de>

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A story of love and redemption.


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26 April 1996 (USA)  »

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Eunice: Think you'll make me good? I'll make you evil before you make me good.
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Referenced in Rich Hall's Continental Drifters (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me
Performed by The New Seekers
Written by Geoff Stephens and Tony Macaulay
Copyright Dirk James Music Ltd.
Recording courtesy of PolyGram Record Operations Ltd.
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Seeking out a Song and Judith
22 December 2016 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In England, the psychopath Eunice (Amanda Plummer) takes rides to gas stations seeking out a song and a woman called Judith that would be in love with her in the cashier of convenience stores. When she takes a ride, she usually kills the driver and leaves the car on the next gas station. When Eunice stumbles upon the naive lesbian Miriam (Saskia Reeves), she brings Eunice home to stay with her. But Eunice wants to find Judith and Miriam decides to go with her. Soon she realizes that Eunice is insane and bipolar but she follows her in her crime spree.

"Butterfly Kiss" is a disturbing but also boring movie directed by Michael Winterbottom. The weird Amanda Plummer is in the top of her career quite immediately after "Pulp Fiction" but the plot is too sick and repetitive. Maybe in 1995 this film could be more attractive, but today it is annoying. My vote is four.

Title (Brazil): "O Beijo da Borboleta" ("The Butterfly Kiss")


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