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Jaded (1998)

R | | Drama | 18 January 2000 (USA)
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Drama about a pretty young woman who is raped in a most unusual way. There are unexpected turns and surprises in the plot and some characters turn out to be quite different than you'd ... See full summary »

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Richard Bright ...
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Joyce
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Dr. Mancuso
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Helen Norwich
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Lisa Heller
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Jack Carlson
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Patricia 'Pat' Long
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Alexandra 'Alex' Arnold (as Anna Thomson)
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Kurt Arnold
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Bart
Kevin Flood ...
Earl
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Carol Broker
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Henry Broker
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Drama about a pretty young woman who is raped in a most unusual way. There are unexpected turns and surprises in the plot and some characters turn out to be quite different than you'd expect. Written by Marcelo <mabueno@uol.com.br>

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Not Every Sexual Predator Is A Man.

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Rated R for strong scenes of a sexual assault, other violent images, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Fiatal és kegyetlen  »

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Lisa Heller's arm positions in the café whilst conversing with Carol Brocker. See more »

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Megan 'Meg' Harris: You don't know me. How can you judge me?
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Written by Gene Vincent and Tex Davis (as Sherriff Tex Davis)
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An extraordinary thriller with first rate performances.
2 March 2005 | by (Leominster Mass USA) – See all my reviews

"Jaded" takes on the complex question of abuse: the perpetrators and the victims. In lesser hands it would have degenerated into an erotic thriller made for direct-to-video. This director, however, has managed to pull off a textured multi-layered study with a decidedly different point of view.

Given the fact that the director/writer is a woman and the main detective and D.A. are also women, this could have turned into a very anti-male film. It is not. To be a sexual predator IS gender neutral. The nudity of this film is not erotic. The rape is brutal not sexual. We are looking at victims and not titillation.

The gifted cast rings true. For a film that is so little known, I was surprised at the quality of the performances. They are good. Carla Gugino and Rya Kihlstedt are incredible.

Somehow, this film got lost. Perhaps it is too smart for its own good. It is a "should see". Highly recommend. A thinking person's sexual thriller.


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