Year of Release: 2000
Director(s): Sally Potter
Approx. Running Time: 100 minutes
My Rating: 2 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
"A BREATHTAKING NEW FILM!"
-Jeffrey Anderson, San Francisco Examiner
Today's most dazzling stars soar in this alluring tale of passion, intrigue, and betrayal. Set against a romantic Parisian backdrop, the lives of four strangers - an innocent young woman with a dangerous secret Christina Ricci (Sleepy Hollow), a seductive cabaret dancer Cate Blanchett (Oscar-nominated for Elizabeth), a mysterious stranger Johnny Depp (Chocolat), and an unscrupulous operatic tenor John Turturro (Quiz Show) - collide on one fateful evening when secrecy is a matter of survival!
I've given this film a low rating, but not because it is at all bad in the true sense of the word. The pacing is a little slow, but the cinematography is right for the film and the characters are all well acted by a seasoned and talented cast.
However, I had to give it a low rating because it lacks re-watchability. The drama is too heavy, not enough actually happens and the subject matter is not one that holds my interest.
Rated R (MPAA)