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Hideous Kinky (1998)

Hideous Kinky is the story of two sisters (seven and five years old) traveling with their hippie mother from London to Morocco. They encounter many adventures, new experiences, and ... See full summary »

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Carrie Mullan ...
Lucy
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Ben Said
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Henning
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Hippy
Mohcine Barmouni ...
Aziz
Annouar Zrika ...
Hicham
Mohamed Cherkaoui ...
Hadaoui
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Hideous Kinky is the story of two sisters (seven and five years old) traveling with their hippie mother from London to Morocco. They encounter many adventures, new experiences, and interesting culture as they tag along on their mother's search for freedom and love. It is told through the eyes of the youngest girl, and we learn her observations on life, Mum, and determined sister, Bea. Written by Jesse Payne <RUbabes@aol.com>

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It's not just an adventure... It's a love affair. See more »


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

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13 January 1999 (France)  »

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A marokkói kaland  »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£136,980 (UK) (5 February 1999)

Gross:

$1,262,786 (USA) (13 August 1999)
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Kate Winslet met her first husband, Jim Threapleton, on the set of this film. He was the third assistant director. See more »

Quotes

Lucy: Mom, is it Christmas yet?
Julia: No, darling. Not till morning.
Lucy: Is it morning yet?
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Somebody To Love
Composed by Grace Slick
Performed by Jefferson Airplane
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Dramatically gutless, gorgeously photographed rambling travelogue with no goal or progression, no character development and an apparent terror of emotional confrontation.
21 March 2000 | by See all my reviews

Kate Winslet is almost director-proof. She, the girls who play her daughters and the photography are the best things about this meandering tale of an upper-middle class, twittish young mother dragging her two daughters around Morrocco in 1972. She apparently wants to find something spiritual, but is very half hearted in her search for it. Things do happen, but almost none of the potential character, spiritual or cultural conflict is interestingly explored -if at all. The punches are constantly pulled when it comes to emotional confrontation. A typical scene is where a Christian teacher tries to steal one of Kate's daughters. Kate confronts the woman, and we assume we will now see what our heroine is really made of. But no: the confrontation takes place behind a closed door! There are some nice moments and some very clunky ones.(Some of the kids' dialogue was especially woeful). However, it's hats off to the photography, which is utterly gorgeous.


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