December 21, 2007

...Boxing Helena (1993)

Though not as avant-garde as its reputation would have you believe, Boxing Helena is nonetheless a strange movie that ties up all its oddities in a been there, done that Hollywood-style ending. Julian Sands and Sherilyn Fenn aptly play the doctor and his Venus de Milo with nice support from Bill Paxton as Helena's suitor but ultimately the script's gimmick bogs down the action and I found myself more interested in how it would end - not in what was actually happening. And based on the critic's quote displayed on the DVD case I was most probably not alone; it reads "The film is art-directed like Architectural Digest come to life!" and not "One of the years 10 best!"

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