Aroview: An uncomfortable, darkly ‘feminist’ thriller for which Meg Ryan deflowers her star persona, playing a troubled forty-something who becomes sexually involved with the police investigator (and possible perpetrator) of a series of gruesome murders.
Adapting the script with novelist Susanna Moore, dir. Jane Campion fixates on her abiding fascination with female masochism and a consummate visual style, while a trail of awkward red herrings are left to stand in for character and plot credibility. Ryan’s impressive against-type performance and the creative cinematography notwithstanding, this at best registers as a sordid arthouse curiosity.
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3 stars (Good Enough) English professor Frannie gets in way over her head when she becomes sexually involved with a police detective investigating a murder in her neighbourhood. Unpredictable and moody, it's not the director's best work but still watchable.~GenXGirl