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Destined for cult status, this provocative thriller offers a grab bag of genres (gangster movie, comedy, sexy romance, crime caper) and tops it all off with steamy passion between lesbian ex-con Corky (Gina Gershon) and a not-so-ditzy gun moll named Violet (Jennifer Tilly), who meets Corky and immediately tires of her mobster boyfriend (Joe Pantoliano). Desperate to break away from the Mob's influence and live happily ever after, the daring dames hatch a plot to steal $2 million of Mafia money. Their scheme runs into a series of escalating complications, until their very survival depends on split-second timing and criminal ingenuity. Simultaneously violent, funny, and suspenseful, Bound is sure to test your tolerance for bloodshed, but the film is crafted with such undeniable skill that several critics (including Roger Ebert) placed it on their top-ten lists for 1996. --Jeff Shannon --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Jennifer Tilley oozes sexuality from the opening scene in this movie, and never stops right to the end. She plays Violet, her character, brilliantly. A mob club Vamp who is there as furniture for the boys, and they drool and fight over her, little realising her true nature.
Enter Gina Gershon, the butch ex-con called Corky, flaming obvious lesbian, replete with tattoos and leathers. Boom! Violet moves from Vamp to seductress in some of the hottest sex scenes ever filmed - gay or straight!
Having formed a sexually charged but shallow bond, the ladies embark on a plan to relieve the mob of a couple of million in blood money. Violets significant other, Caesar (played brilliantly by Joe Pantoliano) is busy in the apartment laundering the money for the mob. In a tongue in cheek parody, he actually has to launder the money, washing off the blood, haning it to dry, and ironing it.
In classic Hitchcock tradition, Violet and Corkey tell us exactly how the heist is going to go down. And of course, it all goes horrible wrong. Caesar is not as dumb as they thought, and the plot escalates into angst, madness, violence and murder with a neat Tarantino-esqe twist.
This is a great movie - Hitchcock meets Tarantino. Lots of atmosphere and suspense, but also lots of laughs, not to mention mayhem and murder. Not a movie for those who are squeamish around blood, murder, violence, lesbianism or drain clearence. But highly recommended for those who love bondage, leather, tattoos, butch lady decorators and shiny stainless steel sink traps.
This movie could easily have been set as a stage play as it mostly takes place in two apartments. Because of the small setting the movie feels a bit claustrophobic which just adds to tension. The dialogue is sharp and after a while you just feel so bad for Pantoliano's character knowing that he's dug himself in such a deep hole that he can never crawl out never realizing till the end that he was set up.
I don't about you, but monster movies don't scare me half as much as a movie about missing Mob money and its consequences.
One night, Caesar returns home carrying armfuls of bloody money that the mob's accountant has swindled. He needs to clean and count the cash before the mob boss arrives to reclaim his money the next evening. This starts Violet thinking, and soon Corky is thinking the same thing. Together they plot a truly ostentatious plan, to rip off the mob and force Caesar to go on the run. Unfortunately, things rarely go as planned.
Director/writers Andy and Lana Wachowski have created a smart, sexy thriller full of meaningful glances and hidden innuendo. The cinematography is brilliant, the visuals display a quirky sense of humour that draws the audience into the story and doesn't let go until the end.
Jennifer Tilly is captivating as Violet, her slow masterful seduction of Corky is nothing less than enthralling. Gina Gershon's Corky is the epitome of bad girl clad in sexy tank tops smudged with grease. The women's hot sex scenes pepper the film with steamy eroticism that makes it a delight to watch.
but it's still not for every one,especially the lesbian scene,that some say takes away from the
movie,i really don't think so,because the plot was set out by Violet played by [Jennifer Tilly],
who with no other resources but her body,to get Corky played by [Gina Gershon]to steal 2 million
dollars from the mob and her crooked boyfriend caesar, who would
do [anything i think in a movie have you seen Killer Joe with the full frontal nudity scene] i almost
fell on the floor,so if you think not showing the scene of the love making,or listening to Jennifer Tilly
voice for under 2 hours i might add,you're very much mistaken,because it is the plot,so take your A#%
out of head because there is something afoul with you,why does everyone seem to think all
movies has to suit there needs or taste,i will say it was a dam good movie for my taste especially
Caesar [Joe Pantoliano] who was very good,and i see they use Legendary director [Richard C.Sarafian],
(Vanishing Point) as the mob boss,now this is in full screen which i hate, so i went and change my
setting on my blu-ray player so it becomes widescreen,and i have to say picture Quality is great on
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The characters were captivating. The story was raw, filled with chills & thrills.
I would recommend it to all my friends.
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This movie was great, the actresses worked exceptionally well together. I would highly recommend it. I had been looking for a copy for sometime and finally found it at Amazon. WTGPublished on Dec 27 2013 by Wolfynn
for what it is: a decent caper film with a great performance by Joe P., one of his best. Tilly isn't bad either, but it's hard to take her seriously with that voice, I have to... Read morePublished on June 29 2004 by nom-de-nick
I heard of this movie when I saw the Matrix DVD bonus extras. This was the movie that got them the Matrix. Read morePublished on March 28 2004 by Mensor
For warchild27: Yes, on track 18 of my DVD, Joey Pants' commentary cuts out for most of the rest of the track. From track 19 on, the commentary should be fine. Read morePublished on Feb. 19 2004 by Andrew Caffrey