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Looking Through Lillian (2002)

Unrated | | Drama, Thriller | 2 August 2006 (Japan)
An X-Rated 'Holly-Go-Lightly' flip flops between choosing life's uncertainty under her own direction or the "Good Life" provided by a twisted sister Gene.


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Conveniently numbed and estranged from her surroundings, Lillian sleepwalks through life. Paramount to her world is Gene, a wealthy disturbed businessman who has slowly become her benefactor over the years. When he unexpectedly leaves for a week to go skiing with his wife, Lillian is dragged out on the town by her best friend, Andrea. That's when she meets Luke, a mysterious smooth-talking writer who opens her eyes to the world, prompting her to take a long look at the life she's chosen for herself. When Gene returns, Lillian finds herself caught in the middle of a triangle. Ultimately she discovers that what appears on the surface to be true quite often is not. Her struggle for freedom and a sense of identity culminates in a conflict where the one love may not be the one you can trust and the habits with which one sleepwalks through life are not easily broken. Written by Anonymous

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Sex... Dysfunction... Addiction... Everybody's got a habit


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The part of Andrea was written especially for Essence Atkins, Jade Henham's best friend. See more »


Gene: I can be a man too you know.
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P.T.A. look out...
8 September 2002 | by (Los Angeles, Ca) – See all my reviews

A lot of people look toward the 20 something generation and still aren't sure what to make of us. This movie shows you that anyone can be screwed up and that we all have our share of dark little secrets. The story gives a perverse look into the lives of three people that are very much like anyone you know.

First there's Lillian, and it's cool cause through out the movie that's just what we're all doing - looking at her from all directions (Looking Through Lillian). The actress reminded me a little of Jane March - exotic and aloof

  • and by the end of the film, even though you still don't quite know who

she is, she tears your heart out.

Then there's Luke, who's portrayed as this sort of smug, sarcastic writer. I could really relate to some of the things he said and there's this great scene where he throws Lillian for a genuine loop and I was like "I should try that some time" (you'll know what I mean when you see the movie).

Last but not least, there's Gene (who I'm happy to say is not part of my twenty something generation), who has this twisted creepy little secret. At first, you're like "No Way", but I honestly have to say he pulls it off pretty scarily.

It's a trip to watch where this movie lands and since Trainspotting came out, I've been waiting for someone in America to pull off something new and do it with some style. Jake Torem is a filmmaker who does just that.

P.T.A. look out...

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