A woman along with her lover, plan to con a rich man by marrying him and on earning his trust running away with all his money. Everything goes as planned until she actually begins to fall in love with him.

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When a man selects a mail order bride, he is surprised to see the beauty who appears before him. She alleges that she sent false photos to him to assure that he would love her for what she is and not for her beauty. However, what she is is a con artist, prostitute, and actress, who teams with a fellow actor to steal money from men. What she does not expect is that she falls in love with her new husband and ultimately must decide between him and her sadistic former lover. Contains explicit sex including sadistic acts as Thomas Jane cuts Jolie's back with a knife as part of their lovemaking. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Rated R for strong sexual content and some violence | See all certifications »

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$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,402,741 (USA) (3 August 2001)

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$614,343 (Italy) (16 November 2001)
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Michelle Pfeiffer's production company had originally purchased the rights to the novel with the intention that Pfeiffer herself would star. However the actress opted to simply serve as producer on the film. See more »

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When Luis and Billy fight over possession of the gun and Billy is "shot" in the belly, why doesn't Luis notice that Billy has no visible blood or bullet hole in him? See more »

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Julia: You cannot walk away from love. That was the advertisement in a Baltimore newspaper. And that is how he found her.
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Overlooked erotic thriller
25 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

Original Sin slipped under the radar and in fact tanked at the box office back in the summer of 2001 despite the fact that it starred Angelina Jolie at the peak of her fame. The movie itself is not bad at all. There are surprises a plenty which of course I won't reveal. Since the expected doesn't occur that provides plenty of incentive to follow the story through to the end. Since the movie is an erotic thriller there are of course... erotic scenes! Ms. Jolie is definitely an attractive woman by conventional standards! It goes without saying that her smoldering looks keep the viewer fixated on her character, Julia. Banderas fans should note that his chemistry with a female costar hasn't been this good since his hookup with Catherine Zeta-Jones in Zorro. Thomas Jane, whose other work I am not familiar with, is also excellent in his role. Very good entertainment, 7/10.


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