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Killing Me Softly (2002)

 -  Drama | Mystery | Romance  -  21 June 2002 (UK)
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A woman faces deadly consequences for abandoning her loving relationship with her boyfriend to pursue exciting sexual scenarios with a mysterious celebrity mountaineer.

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A London website designer opts out of her comfortable but ordinary relationship with a nice boyfriend when she forms a dangerously obsessive bond with a handsome, mysterious mountaineer, who turns out to have some secrets. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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How can you escape... what you can't resist? (US DVD) See more »


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

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$20,613 (Hong Kong) (9 May 2003)

Gross:

$20,613 (Hong Kong) (9 May 2003)
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Trivia

In the picture of a naked Adele you can see a statue in the background. This is a reference to the Dutch translation of 'Nicci French''s novel "Killing me Softly" ("Bezeten van mij" in Dutch), as those certain statues are always used as covers in Dutch translations of Nicci French. See more »

Goofs

When Alice reaches for the doorknob of her office for the first time the newspaper in her bag is sticking out the back. But when she enters the office the paper is still in her bag but now poking out under her arm. See more »

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Never boring but oh-so-predictable.
11 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

"Killing Me Softly" has one of those scripts that just don't give the audience a break - not only does it set up an improbable situation, but the big "twist" at the end is also mind-numbingly predictable (unless perhaps you haven't seen a thriller before in your life). The chemistry between the two leads is also lacking; Fiennes brings some physical magnetism to his role but as far as his acting is concerned, he's an inexpressive bloke, while Heather Graham is ALL TOO expressive - she overemphasizes every emotion her character is supposed to feeling by making faces at the camera. Besides, she's not even that attractive; even her co-star in this particular film, Natascha McElhone, blows her out of the water in that department. In spite of all that, Chen Kaige's direction is good, and he creates some suspenseful moments. So I give the film a generous "** out of 4" rating.


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