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In the Cut (2003)

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New York City writing professor, Frannie Avery, has an affair with a police detective, who is investigating the murder of a beautiful young woman in her neighborhood.

Director:

Jane Campion

Writers:

Jane Campion (screenplay), Susanna Moore (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Jason Leigh ... Pauline
Meg Ryan ... Frannie Avery
Michael Nuccio Michael Nuccio ... Frannie's Young Father (as Micheal Nuccio)
Allison Nega Allison Nega ... Young Father's Fiancee (as Alison Nega)
Dominick Aries Dominick Aries ... Attentive Husband
Susan Gardner Susan Gardner ... Perfect Wife
Sharrieff Pugh ... Cornelius Webb
Nick Damici ... Detective Ritchie Rodriguez
Heather Litteer ... Angela Sands
Daniel T. Booth Daniel T. Booth ... Luther Wilker Red Turtle Bartender
Yaani King Mondschein ... Frannie's Student (as Yaani King)
Frank Harts ... Frannie's Student
Sebastian Sozzi ... Frannie's Student
Zach Wegner ... Frannie's Student (as Zack Wegner)
Mark Ruffalo ... Detective Giovanni A. Malloy
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Storyline

Frankie Avery is a NYC teacher who embarks on a relationship with NYPD Detective Malloy, who, along with his partner, is investigating the murder of a young woman, part of whose body was found in the garden outside of Frannie's apartment. Malloy believes this murder is the work of a serial killer,. Beyond the murder investigation, she continues her association with Malloy despite her catching him in a lie which may have dangerous implications. As the relationship contributes, she discovers more evidence pointing to him being the serial killer. Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Everything you know about desire is dead wrong.

Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality including explicit dialogue, nudity, graphic crime scenes and language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Pathé [France] | Sony Pictures

Country:

UK | Australia | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

In the Cut See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$97,625, 26 October 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,750,602

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,726,793
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Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Black and White (fantasy sequences) (Sepiatone)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Costume Department bought the entire wardrobe from the production remains of The Job (2001), a recently cancelled television show, for four hundred dollars. See more »

Goofs

When Detective Rodriguez splashes Malloy with his water pistol, a girl with a short skirt and red purse hurries by them. Half a minute later, when Malloy enters the car, the same girl walks by again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Pauline: What does "broccoli" mean"?
Frannie: Depends on the context. Pubic hair or marijuana. It's a noun.
Pauline: And "Virginia"?
Frannie: Vagina. As in, "He penetrated her Virginia with a hammer".
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Crazy Credits

Dedicated to Alice Allegra Englert. See more »

Alternate Versions

The unrated version includes an uncensored, hardcore sex scene (not involving any of the main actors). See more »

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Featured in The Pervert's Guide to Cinema (2006) See more »

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'Allo 'Allo
Written by Anita Daulne and Marie Daulne
Performed by Zap Mama
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18 December 2003 | by nikolatosicSee all my reviews

in the start I really liked how the film was trying to mimic what takes our attention making it very subjective, if the character's attention would be taken by a shoe for a millisecond camera would focus on a shoe etc, I found this interesting and fun but after a while it did not happen anymore and movie started to become very flat only to end in the worse hollywood ending (not as the book, as I found out)

watching the movie I felt I was in a nightmare life of a frustrated woman because all male characters were extreme flat stereotypes and all were very bad:

  • the black student wanted to rape the main character


  • kevin bacon had no character, but tried to mimic a schizofrenic or something, which is a joke


  • malloy was a 10 year old psychopath loked in a body of a cop


  • his partner was even worse just to end up as a most typical of all hollywood stereotypes: a serial killer


  • fat black homosexual pimp


although I can speculate that there was an idea behind using such blunt stereotypes in this movie I was eventually very bored with general lack of any real character in the film because also females have the same problem

whole film feels very flat, undetermined, as if it wants to be ten different films but actually leaves you bored and uninterested, and its ending could have only been topped in hollywood ending of the year if aliens or godzila showed up

only worse films that this that I saw recently are michael bay's armageddon and bad boys II but those at least are consistent


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