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|Genre||Mystery & Suspense|
|Format||Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen|
|Contributor||Stanley Townsend, Demi Moore, Michael Caine, Nicholas Jones, Nathaniel Parker, Constantine Gregory, David Henry, Joss Ackland, William Scott-Masson, Yemi Ajibade, Jonathan Aris, Stephen Warbeck, Rosalind March, Derren Nesbitt, Lambert Wilson, Richard Greatrex, Michael Radford See more|
|Runtime||1 hour and 49 minutes|
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A leading independent film studio for 20 years, Magnolia Pictures is the theatrical and home entertainment distribution arm of the Wagner/Cuban Companies, boasting a library of over 500 titles.Recent releases include Sierra Pettengill’s kaleidoscopic all-archival documentary RIOTSVILLE, USA; SXSW Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award-winning comedy I LOVE MY DAD, starring Patton Oswalt; Concordia Studio and Wavelength’s sweeping American West documentary BITTERBRUSH; Martin Scorsese executive-produced documentary DREAMING WALLS: INSIDE THE CHELSEA HOTEL; stranger-than-fiction Sundance documentary MY OLD SCHOOL, starring Alan Cumming.
Acclaimed filmmaker Andrew Bujalski (Support the Girls, Computer Chess) explores the precarious nature of human connection in There There, a round robin of emotional two-character vignettes in which seven people reach out and bond momentarily, setting the scene for the next encounter.
Michael Radford (IL POSTINO) brings an artful touch to Edward Anderson's screenplay with FLAWLESS, a serious account of a remarkable heist at London Diamond, one of the world's premier diamond holders. Set in 1960s London, the film focuses on Laura Quinn (Demi Moore), a woman so driven she's chosen career over personal life and found her way into the boys' club known as the diamond business. As Laura gets overlooked for a manager position year after year, she resolves to work even harder, hoping that, despite her history, her efforts will one day pay off. Ironically, it's Mr. Hobbs (Michael Caine), a night janitor, who takes note of Laura's frustration. The seemingly simple Mr. Hobbs finds a way to use this to his advantage, proposing a plan that will only work with Laura's cooperation. Director Michael Radford Star Demi Moore, Michael Caine, Lambert Wilson, Joss Ackland Special Features: Anamorphic Widescreen 1. 78 Audio: Dolby Digital 5. 1 - English Subtitles - Spanish - Optional Closed Captioned Additional Release Material: Additional Footage - Deleted Scenes Audio Commentary (unspecified) Interview - Cast Interviews Runtime: 109 minutes.
It would be overpraise to propose that Flawless reviews itself with its title, but... how about "supremely decorous"? It is, at any rate, a film that merits a grateful salute from audiences weary of being beaten about the head and shoulders in pursuit of an engrossing caper movie. A plot to make off with a fortune in gems from England's premier diamond company unfolds without explosions, vrooming vehicles, or rapid-fire shootouts. It's like a feature-length variation on those sly, soft-spoken Alfred Hitchcock Presents episodes of the '50s, with the patient accumulation of mood, detail and character leading to wry twists and satisfying revelations. We are in 1960 and a London not yet disposed to swing. Laura Quinn (Demi Moore), the lone female officer of London Diamond Corporation, is smarter and more capable than her male colleagues, but that doesn't deter the company from promoting them over her while profiting from her talents. This has long since gotten old, so when Mr. Hobbs (Michael Caine), the mild-mannered night janitor, enlists her in a scheme to fill his thermos with two million pounds' worth of diamonds from the vault, she listens. Suffice it to say that the vault is penetrated according to plan--and then the real tension sets in. Things are not what they seem, even to those supposedly in the know (us, for instance), and distrust springs up between the conspirators as they find themselves under close scrutiny by a steely investigator (Lambert Wilson).
All this is intelligently scripted by Edward A. Anderson (a maiden effort) and directed by Michael Radford with a crisp, unostentatious eye; the cold interiors of the Lon Di headquarters, generically oppressive on first sight, take on a nuanced familiarity as the place where, for the most part, Laura Quinn spends her life. Demi Moore--scarlet lips in a black-and-grey world--admirably catches Laura's not-quite-smothered ambition and frustration without breaking her cover, as it were. Michael Caine couldn't be better as Hobbs, an invisible man in plain sight (how many viewers fail to notice his first appearance in the film?); he's the master of his trade, but you knew that. There's a framing story, set more or less in the present, which seems to be an obligatory bow to feminism but sets up a tease or two of its own, then adds yet another twist to the proceedings. --Richard T. Jameson
- Aspect Ratio : 2.35:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
- Product Dimensions : 0.6 x 5.3 x 7.5 inches; 2.72 Ounces
- Item model number : 10103
- Director : Michael Radford
- Media Format : Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
- Run time : 1 hour and 49 minutes
- Release date : June 3, 2008
- Actors : Demi Moore, Michael Caine, Yemi Ajibade, Constantine Gregory, David Henry
- Subtitles: : Spanish
- Studio : Magnolia Home Ent
- ASIN : B001662FIW
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #39,727 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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The story was a good story, and completing this story within the time frame of a movie would have to include some shortcuts here and there, and so this does. It seems that some parts were incredible and not realistic but I think that's due to wanting to make it a film and not a documentary or a series.
I wish we could give half stars - I'd put this at 3.5. Entertaining, interesting, intriguing and easily takes you over the less believable parts just to see how it turns out.
This one was really well done. We watched to the end and were pleased. I took off one star because there is one short spurt of foul language, which was totally unnecessary. Obviously, it was there to give the movie a more mature rating. Otherwise, a very clean movie.
Hope you enjoy it, too.
Using cuts from the classic movie "The Legue of Gentlemen" was also a classy touch. Michael Caine makes acting look effortless, and he brought out the best in Demi Moore. There's no action and the script seemed un-suspenseful. So why was i glued to my chair for 2 hours? Maybe good acting, writing and directing.
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Michael Caine plays the part of Michael Caine so well.
Demi Moore manages to keep all her clothes on, although her English accent is interesting.
The diamond heist is really rivetting -the way it was done. And there is a lot of tension around the investigation.
The motive is also a big reveal, unless you were paying enormous attention to a throwaway line of dialogue early in the film.
And the target of the heist....not what you think.
Watch it, you won't be disappointed.