Friday, February 21, 2014
Elizabeth Olsen stars as a sexually frustrated young girl in 1860's Paris growing up in a stifling environment run by her controlling aunt (Jessica Lange) and forced to marry her aunt's son, as played by an extremely sweaty and unappealing Tom Felton (in stark contrast to his role as evil Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter franchise.) But her sexuality comes to life when she begins an affair with her husband's friend (Oscar Isaac).
Unfortunately that brief synopsis says it all. You can see the entire tragic storyline coming a mile away. The cast is decent, and the overall mood and tone work well, but much like Isaac's other film out now, 'Inside Llewyn Davis', the end product is overwhelmingly dull. (And the poster sure isn't doing anything to imply otherwise.) Unfortunately this is one to skip.
Who is this movie for? Take a look at the poster and you'll know immediately if this one's for you.