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on May 14, 2001
When I ask people if they've ever seen this movie, they all say no. I think this movie has been "slept on" so-to-speak. I've seen it a few times (mostly because I tend to see things the second and third time around that I missed the first time.) Granted, that the idea of the movie is a little twisted. It's basically a story about a man's love and/or obsession for a beautiful woman. The object of his desire shows nothing but her loathing towards this simple man and wants nothing to do with him. The only thing he really wants, is for her to love him back (mind you - this is MY interpretation of the movie.) I guess the trip part about this film is how he manipulates the situation and makes it so that she NEEDS him to survive - to feed her, to bathe her, to tend to her. Perhaps I just have a twisted sense of humor, but I thought this film was GREAT! It's old, but if you ever get a chance, pick it up at your local video store. It's definitely worth watching!
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on March 1, 2001
Often a film of such a bold and original nature gets blasted by critics, and indeed that is what happened to Boxing Helena. When considering that these same critics overly praised such Hollywood Summer tripe as Star Wars Phantom Menace and Men In Black, their panning of this and other films fall flat! Boxing Helena is a daring, imaginative exploration of one man's dangerous obsession. The direction is tight and artistic, the acting top-notch and the script a highly definative character analysis. I'd gladly give more stars, but MGM did a terrible injustice to this film by offering a bare-bones DVD. Though the price is right for what it is, the lack of the Signature Lazer-Disc extras is disappointing to say the least.
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on October 11, 2001
First of all, this is the movie that supposedly starring Kim Basinger. She left just days before shooting started and lawsuit involved and she lost. Then the star change to Sherilyn Fenn, another lovely actress but apparently her star power in nowhere near miss Basinger as the movie did miserably in box office. But the movie itself is good about an obsessive doctor played by Julian Sand who stop at nothing to be together with a lovely girl played by Sherilyn Fenn. David Lynch's daughter direct. The DVD deserved a second chance. But this is not unrated version like the Laser disc.
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on June 28, 2001
The first time I saw this movie I thought it was so gross...but then a couple of years later it came out on the IFC channel and I sat down and payed attention to it. I really liked it the second time around. I like the direction and the way the movie is done. The plot is well written and well created by the characters. It makes you sit and wonder if there really are people willing to go to that extent to have someone love them!
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on August 30, 2001
Everyone I've recommended this movie to LOVED IT. It's dark, erotic, weird and visually stylish. This movie made me a fan of Julian Sands, Sherilyn Fenn and the writer/director, Jennifer Lynch. This is certainly not your usual boy-meets-girl love story, but it's a real cult gem.
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