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Mark Rylance Photo
Mark Rylance as Jay
Timothy Spall Photo
Timothy Spall as Andy
Susannah Harker Photo
Susannah Harker as Susan, Jay's wife
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Sian Reeves as Woman at the audition
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1.08 GB
English 2.0
24 fps
1 hr 59 min
P/S 2 / 14
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24 fps
1 hr 59 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by kosmasp7 / 10


This was not the first nor the last movie that used hardcore sex as a mainstream movie. Could it have worked without us seeing all the nudity and the explicit sex? I think yes, but it does make a point in how disconnected sex and feelings can be. Hence the title we get. This is a drama, so it is not totally there to be a viewing pleasure (no pun intended) or just plain arouse the viewer.

We get relationships and issues within - how sex is a substitute ... but also something we seek! Sometimes knowing it won't actually bring us more than a quick satisfaction - quite literally. How can it be sustained? The acting is really good and you probably will care for them, which of course is a good thing. I never came around watching this until now - I thought the sex was just there to shock us into watching it, but there is more here than that.

Reviewed by rmax3048236 / 10

Speechless Love.

A worthy movie for adults. The plot is a bit like "Last Tango in Paris," with a man and woman accidentally meeting, then showing up one afternoon a week for some rabid sex, neither telling the other anything about themselves. The guy (Mark Rylance) decides to follow the woman (Kerry Fox),discovers she's married and works in a shabby theater, and is married to a not-overly-bright man who has too many chins and a puffy lower lip like Alfred Hitchcock's. Both of the men want her and she decides to stay with her husband and children. End of plot.

This is about as deglamorized a movie as has recently appeared. At first, both Rylance and Fox look like the kind of people who are right up there in the first rank of the third rate. He runs a bar. He's balding, skinny, always needs a shave, and lives alone in some seedy dump that looks like a Soviet-era zheloy dom. She first appears with her hair up, working-class style, glumly groomed. And the two of them are photographed -- dressed or otherwise -- in a way that makes their skin seem to emit a pale sickly blue. Your first thought is liable to be a red flag: This is going to be one depressing flick.

Then as the plot develops -- hard as it is to follow in its details -- we come to know them surprisingly well, the two of them. Rylance takes on a certain pathetic charm with his scarred eyebrow and occasional stutter. And Kerry Fox lets her hair down, literally, and we can see the self-knowledge and the desire in her big blue New Zealand eyes. They become likable.

In many ways the most admirable person important to the story is Timothy Spall as Kerry's husband, the Hitchcockian cab driver. He's not particularly bright and he trusts people a bit too much. And, man, he looks unprepossessing. But he's gregarious, generous, good-natured, and as harmless as a child. When he discovers that Rylance and Fox have been boffing each other, what does he do? Does he pick up a gun and spray lead. Does he do a plastic-surgery number on Rylance's face? Nope. He goes round to Rylance's bar, has a beer, and tells Rylance that he loves his wife. And that every day he loves her more. Later, when Fox prompts him to ventilate his anger over her affair, all he can come up with is something like, "I don't care about that s***! What really bothers me is that you're a lousy actress and will never be anything else!" When he's done shouting, she replies, "You don't even know how to hurt me." There are other characters in the story too -- children, an ex-wife, somebody named Victor with a Scots accent, and a gay French bartender who philosophizes a lot. (I wonder if the writers had a particular model in mind.) Next to Kerry's husband, the French guy is about the most articulate of the bunch.

But that's the problem with the movie. I was frankly lost at times. I honestly don't know how Spall's character found out about his wife's affair. Evidently she confirmed suspicions he already had, but since the scene doesn't appear on screen we have to guess. In fact, if the love scenes are speechless, the rest of the script isn't much better. More than once a character says to another, "I can't understand a word you're saying." Sometimes I couldn't either. "We shouldn't be gay because someone died." "Nobody died." "I died once. It was the only day I could tell the whole truth." I think we're in "Last Year at Marienbad" territory here. A shouting match between Rylance and Kerry in the basement theater made no sense to me at all. It reminded me of my marriage.

I recommend it though. It's a rare movie made for adults. It's a challenging drama about lives that are either half empty or half full, depending on how you look at them. The ending is sad, but we are at least left with the hope that these characters can mend their tattered lives and get on with things.

Reviewed by Theo Robertson2 / 10

Plot ? What Plot ?

What`s the point this film is trying to make ? I don`t get it , a woman comes round to a man`s house , they have sex and boy are they having sex , man follows the woman around and that`s basically it . Is there a plot involved ? No . Are the characters sympathetic ? No . Would you want to watch this with your family ? No . Would you want to watch this on your own ? I know some people would but they`d only be watching for the sex scenes know what I mean ?

INTIMACY is really an art house porn film that has no redeeming features for anyone who watches films for entertainment purposes and is especially frustrating for budding screenwriters who find their scripts turned down because " The plot is underdeveloped " . At least the scripts I`ve written had a plot

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