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Capturing Mary (2007)

TV-14 | | Drama | TV Movie 12 November 2007
A young man ushers an older woman into a dark exploration of her past - back to the time when, as a young girl, she met a stranger who affected her life forever.

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A young man ushers an older woman into a dark exploration of her past - back to the time when, as a young girl, she met a stranger who affected her life forever.

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Not a must see Poliakoff this time around
6 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love Poliakoff's movies, but this one was unconvincing in bringing across the message, which we get to hear in the interview with Poliakoff as part of the "Special Features" on the DVD. The plot evolves around an older woman who looks back on an event when she met a mysterious man at a party with famous people, who ends up telling her very shocking facts about a lot of very famous people. For some strange reason, which the viewer has to figure out for himself, this man has some hold over the woman because of what he told her at the party. He wants her to have a key to his house but she refuses, and afterward he ruins her writing career but telling influential people not to give her work. That is the plot of the movie, as far as I could see. Telling all this in hindsight to a young man in the house where the party once took place does not really add as much to the movie as one would have hoped for. I could not understand why the young woman could not go on with her life, or why telling shocking secrets to her would have created this mysterious bond with the stranger. I did not get it, or the movie simply didn't cut it this time. During the viewing one waited for the big unraveling of what it really was all about, but it never happened. Sorry, Stephen, you did better work before. Acting was superb though. See for yourself.


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