At the center of the story is Augustus Melmotte, a European-born city financier, whose origins are as mysterious as his business dealings. Trollope describes him as 'something in the city',... See full summary »
The hot-headed young D'Artagnan along with three former legendary but now down on their luck Musketeers must unite and defeat a beautiful double agent and her villainous employer from seizing the French throne and engulfing Europe in war.
Paul W.S. Anderson
A novelist's life ricochets from 1920s Paris to '50s New York and '80s London. Along the way he meets Ernest Hemingway, Ian Fleming and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor - the exiled British king and his mistress Wallis Simpson.
Charlie (Matthew Macfadyen) is a sex offender released from prison. Emma (Holly Aird) is his assigned therapist. He struggles against his attraction to girls. He had sex with 3 girls aged 7 to 12. He was abused by his father at the age of 8. He stays at a halfway house. However, he is discovered and hounded by thugs looking to chase him out and he's haunted by his desires.
The first half has a lot of interesting minutia into the world and the mind of a pedophile. The main problem is trying to root for a sex offender who is actually guilty. I never get close to wanting this predator to get out of prison despite Macfadyen's sweet demeanor. The whole movie is like playing with fire. It's very uncomfortable when he's interacting with teenage girls. The tone is never quite right.
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