Passion 2013 R CC

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(100) IMDb 5.3/10
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Brian De Palma returns to the sleek, sly, seductive territory of Dressed To Kill with an erotic corporate thriller fueled by sex, ambition, image, envy and the dark, murderous side of PASSION.

Starring:
Rachel McAdams, Noomi Rapace
Runtime:
1 hour 42 minutes

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Passion

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Director Brian De Palma
Starring Rachel McAdams, Noomi Rapace
Supporting actors Karoline Herfurth, Paul Anderson, Dominic Raacke, Rainer Bock, Benjamin Sadler, Michael Rotschopf, Max Urlacher, Jörg Pintsch, Trystan Pütter, Patrick Heyn, Carlo Castro, Melissa Holroyd, Ian T. Dickinson, Gernot Alwin Kunert, Katrin Pollitt, Frank Witter, Polina Semionova, Ibrahim Öykü Önal
Studio Entertainment One
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 3-day viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

The acting was not very good and overall it just didnt make a lot of sense.
Jeff Snell
There's no passion in this movie apart from director Brian DePalma's penchant for bizarre camera angles - from the ceiling, on the floor, in a dark corner.
Randy Rousseau
I almost feel bad that I'm not going to really go into why this movie was so horrible but I'm already never getting back the time I wasted watching it.
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Format: Blu-ray
"There's no backstabbing here, it's just business." Christine (McAdams) and Isabelle (Rapace) are ad executives who have friendly relationship. After coming up with a great ad idea for jeans Isabelle is sent to London to pitch it. When it becomes a hit and is picked up Christine takes the credit. This event begins a chain reaction of trying to one up the other that quickly spirals out of control. I have been watching as many movies as I can without seeing the trailer first, that way I have no preconceived expectations. That said knowing Noomi Rapace was in this and Brian De Palma directed this I was excited. I was not disappointed at all. De Palma is the master of the erotic thriller and he again proves why with this movie. The beginning is a little slow but you will be glad you stuck with it. Because I watch so many movies I am getting very good at predicting how a movie will play out. This is one that was consistently one step ahead of me and as soon as I thought I knew what was going on I was proved wrong. To me that is what makes a good movie, being surprised with how it will go keeps you watching and wondering. I am very surprised at how much I enjoyed this. I highly recommend this. I give it an A-.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By MyD -- The Viewpoint on September 6, 2013
Format: Blu-ray
***2 1/2 stars*** FOR POORLY PLACED CASTING OF TWO TERRIFIC STARS IN A REMAKE THAT DOESN'T MATCH THE ORIGINAL

I love both Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace in other films, but I feel they were not used correctly here. Most Americans viewing this film will assume it is an original work if they haven't seen the previous French movie Love Crime (Crime D'Amour). In fact, Passion is a very close copy of the superior French film staring Kristin Scott Thomas and Ludivine Sagnier.

McAdams simply doesn't have the look of power and authority required for a manipulative business executive (too young) and Noomi Rapace struggles trying to be the young ingénue up and comer in the company. Actually, if they just switched rolls I think Noomi could have projected the authority and manipulation while Mcadams could be the supposedly naïve one. Where the French version builds the mystery within a mystery - piece by meticulous piece, the devices of suspense in this film come across trite and perfunctory by comparison. If you only watch the US version, you may find it a passable mystery at best unless you are a die hard De Palma fan. Additionally, I didn't find the chemistry between McAdams and Rapace that convincing and the movie as a whole just wasn't that sexy, particularly for the R rating and hype surrounding the film.

I would not call the French film a masterpiece, but it has great depth, meticulous construction of the crime, suspense, and believable sapphic infatuation. Ludivine Sagnier is far more sexy and believable as the naïve assistant that is initially manipulated in the affair.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Photowizard44 on October 23, 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I liked this work - was cautious having read some of the reviews... probably from people who forget film is an art and not construed of a practical scientific something you can get your hands onto and throw at someone. If you are ready to sit back and simply be entertained by a work that is still imaginable,and you like whimsical play and a few twists and curves..this is a fun work for two hours. Truth is, that I will watch it again next year...after I'ver forgotten all the interplay.
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12 of 17 people found the following review helpful By T. Berner on October 13, 2013
Format: DVD
There is an entire genre of Hollywood movies which consist of remakes of better European movies. You take a movie with good reviews (The Vanishing, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo). You have a talentless screenwriter ruin the script and assign it to a hack director. You multiply the budget by ten and then you sit back and wonder why the reviews are so bad. These movies almost always stink and this one is no exception.

Based on a much better (but no classic) French movie called, in English, "Love Crime," this movie tells the story of rivalry of a senior ad executive and her assistant that arises when the senior executive steals the idea of her assistant. Like most French movies, the movie is worth watching, first, because the writing, like most French movies, treats its viewers like adults. The screenwriter doesn't insert into his movie dialogue that no one has ever uttered in the history of the spoken word because he trusts the movie's viewers to make inferences and guides them to the assumptions they need to make in order to make the movie realistic.

The second failure of Hollywood is that no one there knows how grown-ups behave. This is because there are no adults in Hollywood. Rachel McAdams is an adequate actor in light comedy playing ingénues, but she doesn't have a clue how to behave like an employee in an office, let alone a high powered business executive. In fairness to Ms. McAdams, almost no one else in Hollywood does either. Anyone who has spent any time in an office will find the dialogue totally implausible. In contrast, Ms. Scott Thomas is completely believable as a senior executive in Love Crimes and the office scenes were written by someone who either spent time in an office or has enough of an imagination to figure out how office workers behave.

Why does Hollywood keep proving to us that they produce a third rate product.
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