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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 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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Trivia

With this film and Under the Skin (2013), Mark Ruffalo and Scarlett Johansson are the only Avengers cast members who have done full frontal nudity. See more »

Goofs

John Graham and Frannie are walking down the street, and John is walking his dog on a leash. The leash disappears briefly when we see John gesturing with both hands. 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

Filmed 100% in New York city. See more »

Alternate Versions

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

Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Oral Sex Scenes (2015) See more »

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I Just Can't Let You Say Goodbye
Written by Willie Nelson
Performed by Nick Damici
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User Reviews

What a load of pretentious rubbish!
25 October 2004 | by louisefleming3See all my reviews

This movie was just trying too hard.

That's it! Trying too hard to be controversial, sensual, explicit blah blah blah! Clever little camera angles, etc etc.

Meg Ryan was so obviously trying to move away from her "girl next door image" and "find herself" (whatever!).

It just ended up leaving a bitter taste in my mouth. And she was rude to Parky!!

She got way too involved in the project and started believing the hype!

All the way through, I just wanted to brush her hair and give her a good wash! She looked grubby!


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Official Sites:

Pathé [France] | Sony Pictures

Country:

UK | Australia | France | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$97,625, 26 October 2003

Gross USA:

$4,750,602

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,726,793
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Color:

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

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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