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Darker Shades of Elise (2017)

Elise's life takes a sharp turn for the worst when she meets a mysterious and alluring stranger who has more than friendship on his mind - A tale of love, fantasy and obsession.

Director:

Jamie Weston

Writer:

Shannon Holiday
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Cast

Credited cast:
Becca Hirani ... Elise Styles (as Becky Fletcher)
Darcie Rose ... Tessa (as Darcie Lincoln)
Tara MacGowran ... Detective Carter
Louisa Warren Louisa Warren ... Janet
Tessa Hart Tessa Hart ... Gracie
Arron Blake ... Felix
Kate Lush ... Leila
Charlene Cooper ... Bianca
Tony Manders ... James
Tommy Vilés Tommy Vilés ... Rick
Claire-Maria Fox Claire-Maria Fox ... Mindy
Clayton Frake Clayton Frake ... Felix / Young
Ezzet-Charbel Baccache Ezzet-Charbel Baccache ... Simon
Igor Valeri Igor Valeri ... Harry
David Roy David Roy ... Kyle (as David Royal)
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Storyline

After her heartbreaking miscarriage and failing career as an actress, Elise has now found herself without a career and living as a stay at home wife to a wealthy businessman, Rick who, over the years, seems to have got tired of her. Worried he is being unfaithful, when she goes to spy on him, she bumps into a mysterious and alluring photographer, Felix. A passion strikes between them and a steamy affair begins. He shows her sites and feelings she's not felt before; introducing her to sleep with a variety of different men. As they sexually experiment together, her husband grows to realize he might be losing her.

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Love can be the ultimate deception. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Prior to Jamie Weston being attached to the project, three different film directors worked on this film. See more »

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Clichés a-go-go in a tale of our times
11 April 2019 | by augustianSee all my reviews

This is actually a good film covering subjects which have come to the fore in recent times, such as controlling and abusive behaviour, revenge porn and social media. It tells of how a woman having marriage problems falls under the influence of a tall, dark, handsome stranger and slides down the slippery slope to humiliation and abuse. It should serve as a warning to anyone, especially women who are tempted by the modern trends of finding themselves and exploring their sexuality.

Becca Hirani plays Elise, the woman who finds that the grass is not necessarily greener on the other side of the fence but the real honours should go to Aaron Blake as Felix the photographer who shows a darkness that grows steadily darker - Darker Shades of Felix, maybe. His best scene though is actually on the DVD extras called Goodnight Tessa. It beggars belief that this scene never made onto the final cut. The ending for me was poorly written and weak but overall the film confirms that old adage, be careful what you wish for.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 2017 (USA) See more »

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