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B. Monkey (1998)

A young woman attempts to end her criminal career. But she needs love to make it.

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Alan Furnace is a young man with the perfectly proper, quiet life of a London school teacher. But beneath all of that decency lies a burning desire for excitement and he just found it. She's a woman unlike any other: Unruly Irish eyes, Latin lips... her name is Beatrice, but on the streets they call her B. Monkey. She's about to take him on an outrageous, dangerous and sexy ride through the wild side of London. Written by Babalu

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teacher | love | school | thug | debt | See All (277) »

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Angel by day... armed & dangerous by night. See more »


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Rated R for strong sexuality and language, and for violence and drug content | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$17,436 (USA) (12 September 1999)

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$34,524 (USA) (19 September 1999)
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According to an interview with Jonathan Rhys Meyers multiple alternate endings were shot. See more »

Quotes

Beatrice: Whoever thought I could find happiness in the middle of fucking nowhere?
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SWEET JANE
Written by Lou Reed
Performed by Cowboy Junkies
Published by Screen Gems EMI Music Ltd.
Used by permission of BMG Entertainment Interneation U.K & Ireland Limited
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Rupert Everett (almost) saved this movie.
18 February 1999 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie back in the fall 1996 - yes 96. I was part of the Test audience suckered in to the Sony Theater on 19th Street & Broadway here in NYC. After the movie was over we were given a survey so that we convey our thoughts about the movie.

It's been a while since I've seen it, but I remember the romance between the professor and B. Monkey to be totally unbelievable. Beatrice (Asia Argento) plays the enigmatic no-good juvenile delinquent punk who falls in love with a straight-laced school teacher.

In an attempt to wean Beatrice from her wicked ways, the couple moves out to the countryside. Beatrice plays the role of the good girlfriend but as expected, her no-good London pals (thugs) find her hiding out.

I usually like sappy love stories, but this one dragged... and dragged... and dragged on. This movie begs for action. The only exciting scene was the robbery she commits at the Jewerly store. After committing the felony she screams, "Wot's my name? B. Monkey!" It was all too corny.

Paul (Rupert Everett) was the funniest character. As usual, he plays a charming & witty gay character. If it wasn't for him I would have demanded my money back (yes, I know I got in for free - but I'll never get those 2 hours of my life back so why not some cash instead?)


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