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Film Discussion => This Year In Film => Topic started by: wilder on February 14, 2022, 11:11:58 AM
A well-to-do husband who allows his wife to have affairs in order to avoid a divorce becomes a prime suspect in the disappearance of her lovers.
Directed by Adrian Lyne
Based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith
Premieres on Hulu March 18, 2022
It's hard to imagine a combination of filmmaker and actor that makes more sense than Adrian Lyne and Ana de Armas. But Affleck is way too white-bread to fit into this equation. They need someone with real sleazeball charisma: your Bardems, your Fassbenders, your Colin Farrells. Ben Affleck just exudes "fucks under the covers with the lights off" energy.
Gonna hold off on the trailer until I've seen the flick, so that more of it iz enshrouded -- but mannn am I excited.
The first hour or so of this iz really interesting, especially for how Tracy Letts seems to suspect this dutiful husband as much for his success in drone warfare as for his behavior around his wife, and she seemz to lord the (im)moral aspect of his wealth against him in kind.
There's certainly something interesting to be gleamed from
'I'm what you killed for'
and how that could tie into the technology his character developed i.e. are you really so removed as to not care? Or is your manner of care a notion of control.
That she would stoke this fire to gauge his desire for her iz fun.
Then, unfortunately the film gets a bit predictable in its final act.
Pero quien no se complicaría su vida para Ana de Armas...