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Dot the I (2003)

Cast: Gael García Bernal, Natalia Verbeke, James D'Arcy, more...
Director: Matthew Parkhill
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Studio: Warner Home Video
Genre: Drama, Foreign, Spain, British Drama, UK, Erotica
Running Time: 92 min.
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
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Synopsis
The British erotic thriller Dot the I is the debut film of writer/director Matthew Parkhill. Carmen (Natalia Verbeke) is a young Spanish Flamenco dancer engaged to the wealthy Barnaby (James D'Arcy). Right before their wedding, she meets Brazilian actor Kit (Gael García Bernal). Following their passionate encounter, the secret lovers attempt to cover up their betrayal. Also starring Tom Hardy and Charlie Cox. Dot the I premiered at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, All Movie Guide

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keeps on giving by filmnutt June 8, 2006 - 2:16 PM PDT
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1 out of 1 members found this review helpful
a film in a film in a film--cool! glad i knew nothing of the film, but from the start, the plot twists and turns and then reverses--a fantastic gymnastic--like an old film noir. loved it--the actress put me in mind of penelope cruz--not bad against gael bernal garcia--their faces held such light and truth in the film, hard to turn away.

Don't Bother--Dotting or Watching by talltale October 19, 2005 - 3:46 PM PDT
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2 out of 2 members found this review helpful
Gael Garcia Bernal is almost always wonderful to watch. This tiny actor packs more quiet energy (not the heavy-handed, showy sort) and moment-to-moment concentration into each role he essays than half a dozen of our other current heart-throbs put together. The fact the even he cannot save DOT THE "I" should give some indication of how foolish this movie is.

For the first hour, you will be rubbing you eyes (and ears) in disbelief at the tiresome stupidity of the various characters and the screenplay. Then a "surprise" (for anyone remotely alert, it won't be) occurs that takes the movie into a much more interesting direction and appears to possibly salvage it. But no. Instead, you're likely to feel annoyed at and abused by writer/director Matthew Parkhill, who couldn't be bothered to create interesting characters or a decent plot leading up to his surprise. Had he, this movie might have become another "Usual Suspects" instead of bombing theatrically and now--most likely--on DVD, as well. Natalia Verbeke (the wonderful "Jump Tomorrow") and James D'Arcy ("Exorcist: The Beginning") come along for the ride.




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