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Anthony Hopkins is just wild in his Academy Award winning performance. I find it amazing that I was getting chills up my spine just from watching him play Lecter. This is the best of his Lecter performances, as the other movies, Hannibal and Red Dragon lack storyline and he needed a strong character like Jodie Foster who is incredible. Clarice is a vulnerable character that pulls off a believable FBI trainee. You believe she has the strength to do the job but are constantly concerned for her safety. Jodie Foster is as always and incredible actor. The scenes with Foster and Hopkins are undeniably the strength of this movie. Hopkins picks away at Foster's inner demons, forcing her to open up her troubling past. In exchange, he reveals more and more information on the identity of a notorious serial killer. Foster's desperation does nothing to budge Hopkins from his request, and her vulnerability is more and more present as their scenes progress. They are both remarkable in this movie. A classic thriller of a movie that never lets up on the suspense.
I like Julia Roberts but this was such a step backward for women. Come on seriously how could anyone think of this as a romance?? There were so many clichés in this movie I began to wonder if it was just one big commercial for male body spray like Axe. Where could a relationship like this go? They going to have children? Hey Mom how did you and Dad meet? Oh I was hooking down on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and your Dad gave me $100 to spend the night with him. Isn't that sooo romantic. Blech! Imagine every time they get into an argument and he tells her she is just hooker anyway and should be happy with what she's got. Although, this film was made in the 90's it must have been written in the 50's back when men had some crazy control issues and wished they could just keep women down...oh wait a minute how much has really changed since then? This film is less of a Cinderella story for hookers and more of a Cinderfella story for "Johns".
I saw this film at the Crazy 8's screening in Vancouver in the Spring. I thought it was going to be a scary film but it made me feel more angry than scared. It made me think about all the stories left untold. My gran and mom and aunties had talked about babies being buried around the Indian residential schools. I hear some bits and pieces on the news about this stuff but then the stories disappear. I want my family to see this film. We know what the truth is and know that the stories will come out and won't just disappear. I wish it was on TV so that more people could see it. I would also like to see a longer version of this film. I want to know what happened to the priests and what happened to Mary and her mother. I hope you keep making films, someone needs to tell our stories. Thanks.