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Academy Award winning director Roman Polanski explores the sexy side of obsession and the wild side of romance in this outrageous look at the dark side of love. Starring Hugh Grant (About a Boy, Bridget Jones's Diary), Peter Coyote, Emmanuelle Seigner and Kristin Scott Thomas.
A mild-mannered man (Hugh Grant) attempts to rekindle the sexual fire of his marriage while on a vacation cruise. The only problem is he falls in love with another woman.
Offbeat and original, this voyage of wild obsession puts a whole new twist on the concept of marital bliss. Featuring dazzling performance and nasty comic moments, BITTER MOON is a hilarious walk on the wild side.
Unquestionably one of the greatest filmmakers of all time, Roman Polanski (Chinatown, Rosemary's Baby, The Pianist) turns his talents to the realm of sexual perversity and its emotional toll. While on a Mediterranean cruise, Nigel and Fiona (Hugh Grant and Kristin Scott Thomas) find a young French woman named Mimi (Emmanuelle Seigner) crying in a bathroom. Mimi's paraplegic American husband Oscar (Peter Coyote) forces Nigel to listen to how Oscar and Mimi fell in love--as well as how they discovered kinky erotic games and finally arrived at a curdled, mutual sadism. Bitter Moon veers erratically from salacious erotica to black comedy to clumsy psychodrama, but individual scenes have a definite punch. Coyote chews the scenery with glee, Seigner (Polanski's wife, adding a hint of lurid autobiography) flounders moodily, and Grant seems miscast, but Scott Thomas gives the movie some actual dignity. --Bret Fetzer
About the only reason to watch this movie is for the leading lady being nude. Otherwise the movie totally sucked. Topless onlyPublished 2 months ago by Wasqually Wabbitt
This film is not for the sexually faint of heart. Polanski pulls out all the stops in "Bitter Moon", so if you have any qualms about a movie starring a collection of... Read morePublished 4 months ago by lonedog
Very interesting watch, an in depth look into vindictiveness, emotional cruelty and its dark repercussions.Published 4 months ago by Lovena A.
Even if you were looking for a porn movie, this one was very boring. We kept waiting for something great to happen (given it was rated 4 out of 5 stars), but we ended up waiting... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Loreen A Spanos
Did not see the ending coming....kept my interest just hearing Peter Coyote tell his tale.Published 4 months ago by rschampagne