Red Shoe Diaries - The Movie
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I don't regret it. There is sex no-doubt and pretty artfully done, but that's not really what the movie is all about.
The only thing I didn't like was the character Alex's breathy phlegmatic voice. However, given the movie, it may have been done delibrerately.
The movie starts out surprisingly enough with the funeral of the central character Alex. Jake (David Duchovny's character) is obviously the significant other. The reactions of some of the family and friends are odd. Friends are supportive, but the one family member the mother, is obviously accusational.
After her funeral, while gathering Alex's clothing and shoes from where they lived, Jake stumbles on some diaries written by Alex. Here he reads not only of her admiration and love for himself but of another man in her life. A shock you can well imagine. A surprise as well when you have read of the satisfaction she has with her life and with Jake.
As he reads on, she describes the situation of her meeting the "other man; Tom". Girls lets face it, he is an eyeful.
This is a psychological movie in the sense that you have to understand and you will as you watch the movie, that Alex is a woman that is always being controlled by other people. Based on comments by Alex, she often lets people take control. When Jake meets her mother after their engagement, it is easy to see where this all began. Her descriptions of her youth only reinforce it further.Read more ›
The pilot film blows away every other installment I have seen, because it provides a bittersweet backstory for the whole series. Duchovny plays Jake, a handsome and successful architect living and working in L.A. He is deeply in love with his live-in girlfriend, who later becomes his fiancee'. Her name is Alex, (played by an actress named Brigitte Bako), and she is an interior designer. Jake and Alex seem to be the perfect couple with the perfect life and love.... but looks can be decieving. This is evidenced by the fact that the film opens with Alex's funeral, and Jake's inconsoleable grief.
Upon returning home and starting to pack up Alex's belongings, the mourning Jake finds two key things: Alex's secret diary, and a pair of red high-heeled Kenneth Cole shoes. As he begins to read her diary, sudden loss is cruelly compounded by the crushing discovery of betrayal and infidelity. It seems Jake was so blinded by love and pre-occupied with work that he failed to see just what a dysfunctional tragedy waiting to happen his Alex really was.... a fact which began to reveal itself first with his discovery of her lifeless body, and continuing as he got caught up in the diary's chronicle of Alex's secret other life and paramour.
This other man was Tom (played by the scrumptious Billy Wirth, easily as hot as DD), who worked both as a construction worker and a shoe salesman. It is through him that Alex acquires the red shoes.Read more ›
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Love this so much! It's such a perfect fantasy ♡ Billy Wirth is the ULTIMATE!Published 10 days ago by Heidi
The only reason I rented this movie was Billy Wirth. OMG how did this gorgeous man not have a bigger movie/television career? I fast forward all the scenes till got to him. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Maremerson
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Nothing to write home about. Acting was fair, and the story was okay.Published 14 months ago by Elwood Belzer