The two-part mini-series is a "Romeo and Juliet" story set in a rural Australian town. MARKING TIME traces Hal's journey from boy to man over the period of one year. At the outset, the town... See full summary »
A young couple offer to buy the furniture of a middle-aged man whose wife just left him - but they end up with more than they bargained for. Hugo Weaving, Abbie Cornish and Sullivan Stapleton star in an adaptation of a Raymond Carver story.
Jill Fitzpatrick is a 28-year old, street-smart, out-of-work private investigator wishing she wasn't celibate. Eager for the taste of adrenaline, she accepts a job investigating the disappearance of Mickey, a young female student. Jill quickly strikes a spark with the seductive Diana, Mickey's poetry lecturer. But it is not long before Mickey's strangled body is found. Distrusting the cops, Mickey's grief-stricken parents ask Jill to find her murderer. Jill is soon hurled into a passionate liaison with Diana as she enters the surprisingly seamy underworld of Mickey's life, looking for clues to her murder. For whom did Mickey write her sexually charged poems? What is the connection between Mickey and her two favorite poets? Who is leaving threatening messages in verse on Jill's answering machine? Blinded by her passion, Jill is compromised in her search for the truth - until her own life is in danger.Written by
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McGillis really steals the show.Even in her former parts ,she was an ambiguous androgynous person (in "the accused" which gave Foster her first Oscar,she had something male in her).She literally explodes here,she mesmerizes the audience,in her part of a lit professor in love with a lesbian private investigator.The movie contains plenty of gay women sex scenes ,so be warned:it's not for all tastes .
As for the plot itself it's not really exciting.The characters are not very interesting,it's a pity that the victim's parents' parts should be so underwritten.The same goes for Nick.The soundtrack is good ,including excellent songs and haunting music.But it's not enough.Without Kelly McGillis,the movie would be completely undistinguished.
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