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My Kingdom (2001)

 -  Drama | Crime  -  11 October 2002 (UK)
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Modern story inspired by King Lear set in contemporary Liverpool.

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Quick
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A powerful dynasty, headed by a charismatic, manipulative father, falls when he decides to hand over his criminal empire to his three corrupt and power-hungry daughters. Kath runs a brothel down by the docks, Tracy owns a soccer team and Jo, a former junkie--and prostitute--rejects her inheritance, pitting sisters Kath and Tracy against each other. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Crime Kingdom  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,607 (USA) (6 December 2002)

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$2,607 (USA) (6 December 2002)
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The film was never released in North America, except for a one-week "memorial" showing in Los Angeles in December 2002, after Richard Harris's death. See more »

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Letting Go
Written by Nitin Sawhney and Tina Grace
Performed by Nitin Sawhney and Tina Grace
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A Funny Melodrama at Places. And Just Funny at Others !

I couldn't understand why the wife turned the mugger's gun aside from her to her husband's face? I couldn't understand how the child grandson was the computer Warlock of the gang ?!! I couldn't believe how eccentric the lead's monologue was in the restaurant ! And I couldn't have any enjoyment out of this "King Lear" in the first place !!

The ambition was fine. A modern-day adaptation. A crime king instead of a king. And filthy rotten character for a filthy rotten world. But something was missing, or extra. I know that both ways, the movie was uninteresting and heavy.

It's dark movie. However, its characters were talking like they're from another world. The tragedy hasn't been treated well to be something as The Godfather, or smart apart. Simply the shadows of the real play were bigger than the case which the script selected, so the movie lived a killer irony.

The artistic points managed to portray effective sense of grief, but they didn't make up for the lost credibility, and gave the movie even more outlandish feel. (My Kingdom) is sometimes too theatrical to be believed, too gloomy to be attractive and too silly to be re-watched again!

It's not a great tragedy. Not a great crime film. Maybe the average both yet with an odd character pushes it even to the weak side. In any event.. I hated it!


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