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When Nick Cavanaugh is on the phone in a telephone box, the camera spins around the box. The reflection on all four sides of the phone box is identical indicating that the phone box is surrounded on all four sides by the same building with the same neon light. See more »
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"Boxing Helena" was originally rated "NC-17" by the MPAA. The DVD contains 1 minute of sexually explicit footage that had to be cut for the "R" rating. The cut footage in the UNRATED DVD version is as follows:
When Nick fantasizes about Helena and Ray having sex we see a shot of most of Helena's butt in her thong underwear; Helena removing Ray's pants where we see part of his bare butt; Ray kissing up Helena's body where we see one of her breasts; and finally one last shot that shows Helena's breasts very briefly.
During Nick's sex scene with the fantasy woman while Helena watches, extra footage includes a scene with Nick behind the woman, then a shot of him thrusting into her, followed by several views of the woman's bare breasts.
Boxing Helena was a piece of Hollywood tripe that wanted to be an artistic movie about a man's macabre attraction with a woman. You were bored to tears watching Julian Sands whine about how hard it is to not have Helena. Through out the movie you just wanted to reach into the screen and slap Julian Sands. I found myself screaming at my television " Get over it you loser!!!!"
The worst thing about the movie was how you were hoping that you would see something scary and twisted. Instead you got artsy-fartsy pseudo-psycho babble.
Bill Paxton was another notable flaw in this stale movie. His acting was horrible. He looked unwashed and unappealing. His performance came off as naive, uninspired, and total phoney.
In the end the movie was too one-note, bland, and "soap opera" like. Gosh, no wonder Kim Basinger dropped out of this picture!
I give this movie a 5 out of a possible 100!
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