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Some Velvet Morning (2013)

Not Rated | | Drama | 10 December 2013 (USA)
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A man surprises his former mistress by claiming to have left his wife. However, before long, a dark history between the two comes into focus.

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Fred (Stanley Tucci) arrives at the doorstep of his beautiful young mistress Velvet (Alice Eve) after four years apart, claiming to have finally left his wife. But when she rejects his attempts to rekindle their romance, his persistence evolves into obsession - and a dark history between the former lovers comes into focus. A return to form for writer/director Neil LaBute (In the Company of Men, Your Friends & Neighbors), Some Velvet Morning is an astutely written portrait of a very modern romance. Written by Tribeca Film

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This film was named after a song of the same name written by Lee Hazlewood and originally recorded as a duet by Hazlewood and Nancy Sinatra for her 1967 album Movin' with Nancy. See more »

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Velvet: [to a very judgmental Fred, after she tells him he's only one of several older men she's had affairs with] ... You use what you have, Fred, and that's what I did. Chris is good with computers, and so he gets paid for that; and you're an attorney, and that's your gift, ya know. And I have tits, and I'm not sorry that I let men use me once in a while. You can try and make me feel guilty, and tell me what I did was a bad thing, but it wasn't. It wasn't for me. And you may not like it or understand ...
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Written by Gary Bonner and Alan Gordon
Performed by The Turtles
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Would rather be water-boarded then watch this movie.
9 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw my dog take a dump once, but it never crossed my mind to nominate him for the best producer Oscar, nor Would I nominate Neil Labute as a writer and director for Some Velvet Morning. In fact, if he made popcorn for the movie it would suck. I felt really sad watching Stanley Tucci and Alice Eve pass this move through their acting gut, much like I would pass a Taco Bell burrito gut ball through mine.

Really I was so irritated and then the hapless twist at the end; I think we were supposed to yell bravo, instead of looking to get even with a shotgun, a box of lead shot and my favorite hunting dog. The only person I hate more then Neil Labute is Justin Bieber and then its a long drop to Hitler.

Can't we invoke the Old Yeller statute, in a case like this. I know Labute likes to challenge his audience, but so does eating bad chicken. Here is an idea, make something that I might find entertaining. Actually I am entertained by people falling off their skateboard on Youtube how hard is that. Seriously.


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