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In the Cut

6 Ratings: 3.3
A movie directed by Jane Campion

Based on Susanna Moore's popularnovel,In the Cutcenters on Frannie (Meg Ryan), an emotionally stifled English teacher who gets steamy with sultry Malloy (Mark Ruffalo,You Can Count On Me), a cop who's investigating a series of brutal murders--but … see full wiki

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Director: Jane Campion
6 reviews about In the Cut
review by . May 27, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
A Cut Above
If Looking For Mr. Goodbar had been made in 2002, you might expect to see something similar to Jane Campion's In The Cut.       Forget everything you know about psychological films or erotic thrillers so you can truly enjoy watching this complex film. I might also add this is NOT your typical Meg Ryan vehicle as there is nothing light-hearted or cute here. If you're still interested, keep reading because this film is definitely for those of us who want a little …
review by . December 09, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Tight control of imagery, acting, general atmosphere      Cons: The sexual nature may be too much for some      The Bottom Line: If I taught a film class, I would use this film first one to show how to repeat images and metaphors in a careful but obvious way.      Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie''s plot.      In the Cut is among the most difficult films to explore. This …
review by . January 13, 2006
I rented this out of the library and the unrated and uncut director's edition is way better. The Cut" is a very good film. The central plotline about Meg Ryan's and Mark Ruffalo's characters is really intriguing... she's very attracted to him, but doesn't trust him. He's almost the perfect man -- handsome, confident, and extremely good in bed -- except oops, he might be a brutal serial killer of women. Mark Ruffalo is clearly the man who can save Holly Hunter's life and make her happy, but there's …
review by . May 06, 2004
Pros: Umm…nudity…     Cons: Plot, plot, plot; lack of thrills and chills.     The Bottom Line: I was neither scared nor excited, enough to recommend this film. The wannabe erotic thriller In The Cut just isn't able to rise to the occasion—no pun intended.      Plot Details: This opinion reveals major details about the movie''s plot. Meg Ryan apparently had an itch that needed scratching, a yearning to dump the sweet American girl-next-door …
review by . February 12, 2004
posted in Movie Hype
Jane Campion had the courage to transform Susanna Moore's novel IN THE CUT into one of the more challenging and risk-taking dark movies in some time. Co-writing the screenplay with Moore and directing as well, Campion shows that she knows her way around the Grand Guignol oeuvre, and the result is a terrifyingly real depiction of the madness of serial killing - well, murder - in any form. Meg Ryan is well cast as Frannie, a fragile woman who teaches English in a seamy section of New York, who is …
review by . November 23, 2003
I was curious about this book when the movie was released and wondered if it would be tastefully done. I expected the story to be flashy, shallow and exploitative. Instead, it is shocking, edgy, vaguely threatening. And a compulsive page -turner. A thirty-five-year-old professor of creative writing, Frannie works with inner-city students, lives in a bohemian neighborhood in Manhattan and loves language, spending hours considering the uses of cultural slang. She even compiles a dictionary of common …
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