Wednesday, October 21, 2009

CHERI

Based on the novels by Colette
Screenplay by Christopher Hampton
Directed by Stephen Frears

Michelle Pfeiffer
Rupert Friend
Kathy Bates

Premiere date: February 10, 2009 (Berlin International Film Festival)
R for some sexual content and brief drug use.

A ravishing Parisian courtesan takes a naive young man half her age into her boudoir to teach him a thing or two about women. But of course, he learns all too well and turns out to be her perfect match. He doeesn't want to grow up and she doesn't want to grow old and together they defy all of society's rules. Their affair is pure pleasure - as they trade light-hearted romantic barbs and indulge in their delicious, upside-down chemistry - until the do the one thing that will make an outrage of it all, most significantly to themselves: fall in love. And gradually they come to see there will be weighty consequences of this unusual affair.

3 comments:

Andrew: Encore Entertainment said...

I like this movie. Did you?

Rae Kasey said...

I liked it more than I thought I would. Not a favorite or anything, but it was entertaining and well-acted. That last shot of Michelle was stunning.

James D. said...

I regret skipping this in theaters.

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