Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning, Colin Farrell
Director: Sofia Coppola
Runtime: 1 hour, 33 minutes
Based on the novel by Thomas Cullinan
Drama | Thriller | 2017
I did not know what to expect from the vague description this movie has on IMDB. I could guess what the plot would be, and for the most part I was spot on with what happens when a young man comes upon a school of girls/young women. But the movie provides much more than just women fighting over one man. It provides devious plots and epic betrayals with one another all because they don’t see men very often? Or maybe he’s just the epitome of all men?
The younger girls a smitten with the soldiers, because he is nice and fatherlike to them. But the old girls - three to be exact, want to be in his bed. Elle Fanning, Nicole Kidman, and Kirsten Dunst all want him (well… Dunst’s character was a little off put-ish towards him in the beginning).
By the time the plot line blows up in your face, you’re curious as to what and who will end up with the man. If anyone at all. And the ending doesn’t disappoint.
I can’t believe he threw that poor turtle. What a mean person. Yes, I would have be super upset if they cut my leg off too, but the turtle didn’t do anything to him. Rude. Also, the ending to this movie is just like Phantom Thread… except with death. What are the odds that two people decide to add poisonous mushrooms in the food to hurt someone in two movies like this? It’s just something I’ve not seen in movies and I feel like the two writers of these films are friends or something. It’s unique. I liked this instance better than in Phantom Thread because - for lack of better words - it’s not as messed up and crazy.
I’ll give this film an “OKAY” rating. It was worth the watch I think, but not very exciting movie. There aren’t many twists and turns, which would have amped the film up a little, and it felt stale for a lot of the time. (2/5).
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