The Man Who Cried - 2000 (R)


Year of Release: 2000
Rated: R
Director(s): Sally Potter
Approx. Running Time: 100 minutes
Format(s): DVD
My Rating: 2 stars (Out of 5)


From Back Cover:

-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!

My Comments:

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.

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Rated R (MPAA)
2 Stars
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