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The Misadventures of Margaret (1998)

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A timid, insecure popular author with an overly-attentive professor husband decide to write an erotic novel. With encouragement from her sister and a bi-sexual friend, she goes to France ... See full summary »

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A timid, insecure popular author with an overly-attentive professor husband decide to write an erotic novel. With encouragement from her sister and a bi-sexual friend, she goes to France with the intent of doing research at an inn where a diary she had been using documented erotic encounters. Instead she finds the inn is now a cloister for singing nuns. However, a young, divorced sound engineer is also there taping the nuns. While attracted, she mostly succumbs only to new fantasies until he follows her home to New York. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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23 December 1998 (France)  »

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A szerelem filozófiája  »

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The original soundtrack was fully composed by Saint Etienne, the distributor's wanted a more typical sound. So many of Saint Etienne's tracks are cut or barely audible. See more »

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Margaret Nathan: You're aging.
Edward Nathan: You're helping.
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References The Awful Truth (1937) See more »

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New York Girls' Club
Written & Performed by Rebecca Pidgeon
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Odd little mess of a movie....
7 April 2002 | by (Kirkland, WA) – See all my reviews

I love Parker Posey's movies, but this one was horrible. The dialogue was strangely paced, Parker's character had absolutely no depth or reason to care about her, the tension of the fidelity issues between her and her husband was played out entirely wrong.

The whole film had a navel-gazing stupor to it, with only a few characters seemingly able to rise above it's silliness. Parker's husband, and her gay editor are the two people who perform their roles with any kind of natural behavior. Kudos also to Brooke Shields, in a minor role with some funny moments.

All in all, however, this movie left me cold. The plot was slow, and culminated in an entirely unbelievable scene between Parker and her husband. The dialogue was delivered far too quickly and not enough was said to make you identify with anyone. The editing was also odd: a character would be in New York in one frame, then Paris in another with nothing to let you know why.

If you want to see Parker in a better light, watch The House of Yes or The Anniversary Party. Avoid this movie at all costs.


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