The Object of Beauty (1991)

The Object of Beauty (1991)

Released: 1991
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Genre
Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Starring: Lolita Davidovich, Andie MacDowell, John Malkovich, ,
Run time: 103 min
IMDb: 5.7/10
Country: UK
Views: 164517

Synopsis

Storyline:
American couple Jake and Tina are living in an expensive London hotel way beyond what they can afford. When they were asked to pay the bill, Jake wants to sell Tina’s 20.000 pound Henry Moore sculpture, but she is not happy about that. The deaf-mute hotel maid admires the sculpture for its beauty rather than its value. When the sculpture goes missing, the couple start fighting over it…
Written by
Sami Al-Taher <[email protected]>
User Reviews: Not the usual fare for PPV on Bulsatcom in Bulgaria and, with Malkovich currently appearing every few seconds on CNN, in ads for one of their items about him (I’ve seen the item and he is sickeningly pretentious), I was in two minds whether or not to use my last (free) token to watch it.

My God! I am glad I did. Malkovich and MacDowell gave superlative performances in a beautifully written, directed and acted piece where even the minor roles combined to make this a masterpiece of story and film. Not just "even" the minor roles, as these were excellent performances by Joss Ackland, Ricci Harnett, Bill Paterson, Roger Lloyd-Pack, etc., etc., yes even the few lines from Pip Torrens as the art evaluator. Rudi Davies was excellent (not sure why we haven’t seen anything from her in the last fifteen years).

Well, my free token ran out three minutes before the end. Pity!

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