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Sleeping Beauty (2011)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  2 December 2011 (USA)
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A haunting portrait of Lucy, a young university student drawn into a mysterious hidden world of unspoken desires.

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Hannah Bella Bowden ...
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Alan Cardy ...
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Lucy is a university student who is working a number of jobs. She volunteers at a research lab, works at a coffee shop, and as a photocopy clerk in an office. She responds to an advertisement and embarks on an erotic freelance job in which she is required to sleep in bed alongside paying customers. Written by Anonymous

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Beleza Adormecida  »

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AUD 3,000,000 (estimated)

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$9,207 (USA) (2 December 2011)

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$29,004 (USA) (16 December 2011)
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Before filming, Emily Browning was urged by director Julia Leigh to watch Lars von Trier's Antichrist (2009) and study Charlotte Gainsbourg's performance. See more »

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When giving the credit card number to her mother she says it's a Visa card, but the first number she gives is five. All Visa cards start with four; it is MasterCard that starts with five. See more »

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Man 1: Rise up and walk, none of your bones are broken.
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5/10
8 August 2011 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

This movie's trailer got people talking because of its very Kubrick vibe. And, in fact, the movie explores territory very similar to 'Eyes Wide Shut'. How sex has become more liberal and extreme, yet also sterile and disconnected.

The lead character, Lucy, (Emily Browning - a long way from Lemony Snicket) exhibits this. She'll sleep with people at the drop of a hat, yet with little evidence of desire. In fact, there's hardly any evidence that she processes strong emotions at all. She just goes about her business. Things happen to her, and she's too reticent to shrug them off.

To solve financial worries, Lucy gets a job at a posh, exclusive establishment where she is willingly placed naked and unconscious in a bedroom for a client, to do with her as he wishes (except penetration).

Through Lucy and the various clients, we see how we need vulnerability in others to relax the masks that we wear. Otherwise, we are so preoccupied with maintaining an image that we don't even try and connect with others. Emily Browning does well at rounding out the expressionless Lucy, and the voyeuristic nature of the material makes the movie entertaining. Unfortunately, the ending, though a pretty logical conclusion, also feel anti-climatic, a tad obvious and leaves us feeling short-changed.

The film is an interesting, respectful, non-gratuitous effort, yet many will ultimately find it like the leading lady - pretty impenetrable.


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