Unconditional Love (Widescreen/Full Screen)
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Academy Award winner Kathy Bates stars with Rupert Everett in this comic thriller about Grace Beasley and Dirk Simpson a Midwestern woman who has just lost the two most important men in her life, and the long-secret lover of the pop star Grace has idolized for years. Two completely different people forced together by their desire to find a killer.and their shared quest for Unconditional Love.When Grace Beasley's (Bates) husband (Dan Aykroyd)leaves her, she travels to Chicago for a concert by the one man she has adored for years, Welsh singing star Victor Fox (Jonathan Pryce). But when Fox is murdered by a serial killer known as The Crossbow Killer,a devastated Beasley travels to London for Fox's funeral. There she encounters Dirk Simpson,who has secretly been Fox's lover for twenty years.Now,these two damaged people with nothing in common other than their love for Fox travel to Chicago determined to bring his murderer to justice.]]>
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Rupert Everett as the singer's unknown lover is at first all brutish and loutish, but once we learn a little more about him, he becomes the film's ironic hero. Everett is very good in this role.
Dan Aykroyd plays Bates' husband with all the timidity and self-serving bravado that explains the lack of adventure in their lives.
Jack Noseworthy, a very underrated young actor, portrays their son, who has also left his wife (we'll get to her later!).
Peter Skaasgard (Shattered Glass) plays the window washer with a secret. His youthful innocence is appropriately fitting.
Lynn Redgrave and Stephanie Beacham are remarkable as Victor's obnoxious and grabbing sisters. Their scenes are few, but they are brilliant!!
Jonathan Pryce (who got his start in Miss Saigon) is wonderful as the Tom Jones/Elvis Presley clone, whose murder leads Bates and Everett to find his killer--the Crossbow Killer.
The movie belongs, however, to the delightful Meredith Eaton, who plays Bates' daughter-in-law. Eaton is a dwarf (really) and she has a beautiful face and is so full of energy and oomph she lights up the screen.Read more ›
Not everyone will love this movie. In fact, some will downright hate it, but I loved it. It received no theatrical release in the US (except for the Philadelphia Gay and Lesbian film festival) and isn't set for DVD release until October, but the Starz Cable Movie network is now showing it, and boy am I glad. Not everything works in the film. The plots don't always gel, and you spend quite a bit of time trying to make sense of it all. Hogan is a bit self-indulgent, but if you trust him, and let go of your conventional idea of what a good movie should be, you'll have a hell of a lot of fun.
Bates is fantastic as a put-upon house wife Grace Beasely, who adores Pop Icon Victor Fox (Jonathan Pryce). Her husband (Dan Akroyd) tells her one morning that he doesn't have enough danger in his life, and he's leaving. Determined to start living herself, and at the urging of her dwarf daughter-in-law Maudey (ilariously portrayed by Meredith Eaton) Grace manages to score a ticket to a taping of his Christmas special. Unfortunately, that morning, Fox is found the victim of the Cross-bow Killer under the streets of Chicago.
Grace, pushed to a point of know return, decides to go to England for the singer's funeral. There she meets Dirk (Everet), his Valet and long-time companion. Dirk is holed up in the singers home, which is much in the demand of Victor's three sisters, who want to turn it into a Graceland like tourist shrine.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Kathy Bates could not have given a more charming performance. I loved every minute of thisPublished 11 hours ago by K. Marceau
This is a great film, with a lot of laughs. I just enjoy Kathy Bates so much and in this film she is amazing.Published 4 days ago by Seamus Maguire
Kathy Bates, as usual is great in this one. In fact, she makes the entire movie. Her character is a bored housewife, whose husband, portrayed by Dan Ackroyd, informs her that he... Read morePublished 21 days ago by University Doc
Such an underrated film! Wish more people got a chance to see this. Meredith Eaton, wherever you are, you changed my life with this performance!Published 1 month ago by K.K.
Very funny,entertaining, hilarious...
The comedians are great.
I love it.
A comedic gem of a movie. I love how Kathy Bates and Rupert Everett character play off each other. Meredith Eaton as Maudey Beasley is absolutely hilarious! Read morePublished 3 months ago by Pet Roc
A quirky film with a cast of talented actors who make it a genuine joy to watch. Check out the restaurant scene, where Dan Akyroyd can't quite manage to look at Kathy Bates, so he... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Liz
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