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The Secret's Out!
written by talltale November 26, 2004 - 8:29 PM PST
11 out of 12 members found this review helpful
SECRET THINGS begins with what looks suspiciously like pornography: a nude woman pleasuring herself right in front of us. Hang on, folks: you ain't seen nothin' yet. Writer/director Jean-Claude Brisseau is relatively unknown in the US--understandable (but sad), I suppose, if this movie is typical of his work. From that seemingly pornographic beginning, Brisseau leads us into a study of sex, power, death, male/female roles, love, hate--did I leave something out?--yes, economics, business, even a little religion. His approach to these subjects is both head-on and around, above and below. You can't take him seriously. But you must. He knows how to tell a great story and keep his movie moving while making it sexy fun and a thoughtful reflection at the same time. He draws wonderful performances from his relatively unknown cast, too. The actors draw you in and keep things so professional--and interesting-- that you follow wherever Brisseau chooses to go. (At one point along the way, you may exclaim, as I did, "This is what 'Eyes Wide Shut' should have been!") I'm giving the movie the top rating, basically because I have never seen anything quite like it. And I enjoyed--intelligent dirt wad that I am--every single moment.


(Average 6.49)
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