Ruth's been brainwashed by a guru in Delhi, India. Her parents in Sydney hire a specialist in reversing this. Ruth is tricked to return to Australia and is isolated in an outback cabin with the specialist. It gets messy.
In 1920s and 1930s New Zealand, Janet Frame grows up in a poor family with lots of brothers and sisters. Already at an early age she is different from the other kids. She gets an education ... See full summary »
An American girl inherits a fortune and falls into a misguided relationship with a gentleman confidence artist whose true nature, including a barbed and covetous disposition, turns her life into a nightmare.
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
Jane Campion: The bar waitress in the first date scene between Frannie and Detective Malloy. See more »
In the final scene, when Frannie is walking home from the lighthouse after escaping the killer, she is barefoot. When she reaches the garden of her apartment building, she is wearing sandals. When she reaches her apartment, she's barefoot 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.
in the start I really liked how the film was trying to mimic what takes our attention making it very subjective, if the character's attention would be taken by a shoe for a millisecond camera would focus on a shoe etc, I found this interesting and fun but after a while it did not happen anymore and movie started to become very flat only to end in the worse hollywood ending (not as the book, as I found out)
watching the movie I felt I was in a nightmare life of a frustrated woman because all male characters were extreme flat stereotypes and all were very bad:
the black student wanted to rape the main character
kevin bacon had no character, but tried to mimic a schizofrenic or something, which is a joke
malloy was a 10 year old psychopath loked in a body of a cop
his partner was even worse just to end up as a most typical of all hollywood stereotypes: a serial killer
fat black homosexual pimp
although I can speculate that there was an idea behind using such blunt stereotypes in this movie I was eventually very bored with general lack of any real character in the film because also females have the same problem
whole film feels very flat, undetermined, as if it wants to be ten different films but actually leaves you bored and uninterested, and its ending could have only been topped in hollywood ending of the year if aliens or godzila showed up
only worse films that this that I saw recently are michael bay's armageddon and bad boys II but those at least are consistent
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