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Kevin Wolf

I enjoyed this movie, primarily for the acting, though it hasn't stuck with me in the way of a great, or even very very good, movie. And I agree that it may be due to the casting.

But I wonder about some of your comments, such as that Sheba is too controlled -- but at the same time she's chatty and indiscriminate. Maybe I'm misunderstanding.

Certainly, it's not the great drama it might have been and the appeal instead becomes watching fine actors put life into a pretty basic story about marital infidelity, with Barbara's motivations and manipulations as an extra element adding a thriller aspect to the movie.

harry near indy

Even though they aren’t that far apart in age, Winslet is still an ingenue. Blanchett was born a leading lady.

true that, lance.

btw, when i read the word ingenue, i was reminded of renee zellwiger. anybody else?

cali dem

I think it was a poorly written screen play at fault. The part of the film near the end when Blanchett's character went nutty and put on all the eye make up was just plain stupid. The only reason I watched the film at all were the performances by the lead actresses.

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