8 ½ Women (1999)

R   |    |  Comedy, Drama


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Following the death of a mother, a father and son open up a brothel in their Genevan estate after watching (1963).

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4 October 2001 | akramer
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| A clever film, with understandable characters in a very surreal situation
Frederico Fellini's "8 1/2" is a movie this one is theoretically inspired by. There are consistent references to it in this film, some subtle, and some glaringly obvious. One should take this into account so that it will not hamper one's voluntary suspension of disbelief, though this movie definitely stands on its own if the viewer has never seen "8 1/2".

Voluntary is, perhaps, an inappropriate word. This movie takes disbelief, which should certainly be present, and suspends it for you, in a most amusing way. The film may well attempt to say something deep about human nature, and the interaction between a fickle heart which has lots of love to give and a bored brain with so many thoughts - but it doesn't say it so loud that you can't just sit back and enjoy the picture. Some scenes are funny to all; some scenes may cause you to be the only hysterical person in the theater. In any case, it's well worth the ticket or rental cost. Some male nudity is present, though no more than the average British movie containing male nudity. No sex scenes are overly graphic, though one should definitely have an open mind going into the movie in order to enjoy it. If you didn't feel a significant need to leave the theater during "Gouttes d'eau sur pierres brûlantes," which I was last week, you should be able to thoroughly enjoy this film.

(Lighting designers watch for the Kabuki scene; it won awards in Europe and definitely looks very cool.)

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Plot Summary


Genres

Comedy | Drama

Details

Release Date:

10 December 1999

Language

English, Italian, Japanese, Latin


Country of Origin

UK, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany

Filming Locations

Japan

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$92,000 (USA) (28 May 2000)

Gross:

$417,517 (USA) (23 July 2000)

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