A dramatization of the shocking Barbara Daly Baekeland murder case, which happened in a posh London flat on Friday 17 November 1972. The bloody crime caused a stir on both sides of the Atlantic and remains one of the most memorable American Tragedies...
The true story of the beautiful and charismatic but mentally unstable Barbara Daly, who married above her class to Brooks Baekeland, heir to the Bakelite plastics fortune. Their only child is a failure in his father's eyes, and as he matures and becomes increasingly close to his alienated mother, the seeds for tragedy are sown. Written by
Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore won Oscars for Leading Roles in the 87th Academy Awards. Both played characters who suffered from debilitating disorders: Redmayne's character had ALS (Lou Gehrig Disease), Moore's character had early-onset Alzheimer's. Director Richard Glatzer died from complications of ALS a few months after this movie's release. See more »
When Tony meets Blanca on the beach, he first talks to Jake. As Tony and Blanca chat, and she decides to turn on her radio, a woman inexplicably appears on Tony's immediate left, as though she knows them. When Blanca starts dancing in front of Tony, the other woman is gone. See more »
I was eating a tomato at tea time a few weeks ago, and I suddenly realized that mommy is not dead at all. Just very, very mysterious.
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The film is different. It does stand out amongst hundreds of "seen-this-before" flicks.
Juliane Moore is great, of course.
One of her best performances, actually.
The film has the atmosphere that is hard to find these days; moves kind of slowly but the tension continually grows so you know something (bad) is going to happen eventually although you have no idea what.
Cannot understand certain opinions here which, I have a feeling, have been written without even watching the film or, simply, for some unknown reasons, out of spite.
See it. It is really good.
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