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In the Cut (2003)

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New York writing professor, Frannie Avery, has an affair with a police detective who is investigating the murder of a beautiful young woman in her neighborhood.

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Frannie's Young Father (as Micheal Nuccio)
Allison Nega ...
Young Father's Fiancee (as Alison Nega)
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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:

$97,625 (USA) (24 October 2003)

Gross:

$4,717,455 (USA) (21 November 2003)
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The only film that received an "F" CinemaScore from audiences upon its release in 2003. See more »

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In the final scene, when Frannie is walking home from the lighthouse after escaping the killer, she is barefoot. When she reaches the garden of her apartment building, she is wearing sandals. When she reaches her apartment, she's barefoot again. See more »

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[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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Dedicated to Alice Allegra Englert. See more »

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Referenced in Knocked Up (2007) See more »

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I Just Can't Let You Say Goodbye
Written by Willie Nelson
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Jane Campion's film has something that makes it worth seeing…

In fact, much of Frannie's allure is that she isn't shy about her body, or even afraid to engage in sexual activity with Detective James Malloy (Mark Ruffalo) in her two room apartment on Washington Square…

In the Red Turtle bar, Frannie (Meg Ryan) inadvertently watched a man, with a tattoo on his wrist, receiving oral gratification from a girl with blue fingernails having diamonds in them…

Soon after, there was a homicide in Frannie's neighborhood… The body of the woman, or part of her body, to be exact, was found in the garden outside her window…The girl who was murdered was Angela Sands with the blue fingernails …

As the psychopath strikes again and again, Frannie embarks on a powerfully physical sexual relationship with Malloy, despite her rising suspicions, later on, that the serial killer in question may very well be the 'good cop' with the 'three of spade' she saw once…

Meg Ryan plays a very interior character living out of her unconscious emotions and actions, seeming always scared of what she wants… Her only passion was poetry… Her former lover Kevin Bacon— mentally unbalanced—thinks he should stick around because he slept with her twice… Bacon maintains a threatening presence throughout the whole picture… Jennifer Jason Leigh— exquisitely sexy— graces the screen as Frannie's half-sister Pauline… In his few scenes with Ryan, Sharrieff Pugh proves to be sweet and charming but also bad and scary…


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