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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22 June 2000 | ultraluv
| Not bad at all.
I went in expecting the worst and left completely turned around. 8 1/2 Women doesn't hold a candle to The Pillow Book, The Cook the Thief..., or his earlier Drowning By Numbers, but I had fun! It was almost like Peter Greenaway does Woody Allen (wanna talk about film makers who purge their sexual fantasies on screen!) With the exception of a couple of scenes, the visual style of this film is stark and simple (much like Drowning...) and relied heavily on smart dialogue, which at times got a bit over the top, intellectually speaking, but kept the film going. I never got bored with it, I never got too disgusted, and even if I can't recommend it to most of the people I know, I still feel it's a strong feature.

Now, even though this is Greenaway Lite, it still isn't for people who didn't like any of his earlier films. But even if you only liked The Cook The Thief, you should give this one a chance. Forget that you have hang ups about sex and sit back and watch the perversion unfold! Pure, sick fun!

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Plot Summary


Comedy | Drama


Release Date:

10 December 1999


English, Italian, Japanese, Latin

Country of Origin

UK, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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