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
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 »
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 »
What does "broccoli" mean"?
Depends on the context. Pubic hair or marijuana. It's a noun.
Vagina. As in, "He penetrated her Virginia with a hammer".
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There is a typo in the credits - 'transportation' is spelt 'tranportation' (missing the 's') See more »
The U.S. unrated DVD edition has almost a minute of footage not seen in theaters. It contains:
30 extra seconds of the early scene in the basement of the Red Turtle.
An intimate scene involving Meg Ryan and Mark Ruffalo lasts about 20 seconds longer.
no development in the characters and disappointing.
A woman teaching English gets involved in a murder investigation. The police officer leading this investigation is instantly attracted to her. Also, from her point of view, this officer incorporates all she loves in her poetry and literature: rough and manly but also protective. She immediately feels this is an opportunity for her to put into practice all she has read about.
Out of her usual environment she finds it dangerous but also feels the excitement of the moment.
Quite cliché all. It is a simple detective story. The characters remain shallow. There is not depth in them and they do not evolve in any way.
I thought Jane Campion would do a much better job. Alas, even she makes mistakes.
What really annoyed me were all the references to "To the Lighthouse" by Virginia Woolf. All this quasi literism makes this film swanky.
I rated this movie a 6. Disappointing for Jane Campion. But not the worst movie I ever saw. There were some nice shots.
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