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A New York writing professor, Frannie Avery (Ryan), has an erotic affair with a police detective (Ruffalo) investigating a murder in her neighborhood of a beautiful young woman...

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Following the gruesome murder of a young woman in her neighborhood, a self-determined woman living in New York City--as if to test the limits of her own safety--propels herself into an impossibly risky sexual liaison. Soon she grows increasingly wary about the motives of every man with whom she has contact--and about her own. Written by MooVe <Man@aol.com>

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Everything you know about desire is dead wrong.

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Rated R for strong sexuality including explicit dialogue, nudity, graphic crime scenes and language | See all certifications »

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31 October 2003 (USA)  »

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En carne viva  »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$239,152 (Japan) (2 April 2004)

Gross:

$239,152 (Japan) (2 April 2004)
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Trivia

The unrated version is notorious for a scene where fellatio is witnessed by Meg Ryan's character, although it was later revealed in the film commentary that the actress was using a dildo. See more »

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Towards the end of the movie as Frannie is taken to the lighthouse, it is dark. There is however, a shot of detective Rodriguez taken from inside the lighthouse towards the door and outside it is daylight. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Pauline: What does "broccoli" mean"?
Frannie: Depends on the context. Pubic hair or marijuana. It's a noun.
Pauline: And "Virginia"?
Frannie: Vagina. As in, "He penetrated her Virginia with a hammer".
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Thank you fabulous Kevin Bacon!!! and "Mayor" Harvey Keitel. See more »

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Referenced in Favouritism: Julian Clary's Showbiz Hissy Fits (2005) See more »

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Que Sera Sera (Whatever Will Be Well Be)
Music by Jay Livingston
Lyrics by Ray Evans
Performed by Pink Martini
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painfully bad
27 July 2004 | by (stamford, ct) – See all my reviews

I had low expectations as I thought the book was overrated but this was so much worse than I thought possible. The whole movie made me squirm it was so awful. The dialogue is terrible, there is no motivation behind ANY of the actions or words of any of the characters. The sex scenes were uncomfortable, not sexy. Every word spoken by the 2 cops was cringe inducing. Nothing rings true and there isn't a likeable character in the whole movie. There is no suspense, no tension. And while Meg's body looked fine her face looked awful.

Jane Campion owes her an apology. The worst movie I have seen in years.


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