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Appetite back to product details

written by talltale May 22, 2004 - 7:18 AM PDT
0 out of 1 members found this review helpful
Watching this rather bizarre movie, moment by moment, was not a chore. Once it was over, however, we had to wonder what the point was. The performances were all fine but there was no comprehensible reason to have spent our time here. APPETITE falls between the cracks of psychology, horror, mystery and love story, never managing to satisfy as any of the above. Some characters meet grizzly ends for not much reason; others do not, also for no reason. The photography was excellent, and my companion commented that it was nice to see a (supposedly) scary movie that didn't reply on heavy-handed special effects. The main reason I added this film to our queue was the chance to see German actress Ute Lemper. We had just witnessed Ms. Leper's cabaret act here in NYC, in which she was consistently heavy-handed and over-the-top. Interestingly, she comes off much better here. (She also looks much older, even though this film was made seven years ago!) Subtle and always believable, she makes a fine film actress, with more than a bit of the Dietrich glamour and charisma. Now, if someone would just find her a decent script and a good director....

Appetite does nothing to satisfy yours...
written by Emosjrny December 11, 2003 - 7:17 PM PST
2 out of 2 members found this review helpful
More than once, I found myself wondering if this wasn't a translation of a stage play to film. Set primarilly in a hotel, this UK film at times plods along much too slow and worst has virtually no relateable or even likable characters though the cast (though mostly unknown to most Americans) seems to feature a selection of fairly experienced European thespians. The suspence level barely produces sweaty palms and the hint of a lesbian scene was about the only almost exciting moment.


(Average 3.75)
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