I'd recommend this book to anyone who likes her romances intelligent and hot! Somewhere along the road, several conflicting subplots leave the reader confused and the credibility becomes questionable. Box Office, Disney Plus Adds Content Warning to ‘Dumbo,’ ‘Peter Pan’, TV Ratings: Biden Wins Town Hall Duel With Trump, How Savannah Guthrie Helped Salvage NBC’s Risky Bet on Town Hall, Tony Awards 2020: Full List of Nominations, 'The Masked Singer' Reveals the Identity of Baby Alien, Pedro Pascal on Fame and ‘The Mandalorian’: ‘Can We Cut the S— and Talk About the Child?’, Tracey Edmonds Seeks $10 Million for Mulholland Estates Mansion, Adele to Host Next Week’s Episode of ‘SNL’, How Artist Omer Arbel Fuses Molten Metal With Glass to Create Otherworldly Sculptures, Pandemic Shifts the Map During College Football’s Roller Coaster Season: Data Viz, Here’s Why You Should Buy a Toaster Oven for Your Kitchen Counter. With a really splendid composition of the always elegant and contained Marion Cotillard in the role of a tacky, excessive, clumsy and uncontrolled mother, the film ends in a pseudo-ironic catharsis that she did not deserve... [Full review in Spanish], The premises are clear, but... does not work. The police could not be involved. How could she have killed? Though erotically titillating at times with the jungle scene between Jordan and Angela, the plot tends to be confusing and ends up in a sputtering mess even to the point when the explanation is done. Many of the film's criticisms feel motivated less by the forgivable shakiness of a debut film and more by the contempt that we feel as a society for women with problems. ANGEL FACE as her latest work involves Dr. Jordan Carpenter who gets entangled with a killer Angel Face. Filho obviously wants to convey the naive outlook an impressionable young girl would have on her own situation, but there’s far too much manipulation involved to take her selection of scenes seriously. But between the ersatz realism of the film’s shaky camerawork and the glittery pink filter through which Filho views the world, nobody’s buying it. Angel Face A beautiful but mentally unbalanced girl, Simmons, plans to kill her rich stepmother. Reviewed in the United States on September 19, 2001. Reviewed in the United States on August 14, 2001. This is a debut feature, so we ought to cut Filho some slack, but the director commits two unforgivable sins. Reviewed in the United States on August 19, 2001. Copyright © Fandango. The culprit, a former operative, beautiful twenty-seven years old �ANGEL FACE� has gathered information that could cause a world war even as she targets doctors for death. Her knowledge of clinical psychology explodes and bombards the reader, taking him to several unnecessary plot twists. Sidney Poitier’s 7 Most Memorable Performances, All Harry Potter Movies Ranked Worst to Best by Tomatometer, Not very convincingly, mother and daughter try to find a place in a world denied for people like them [Full Review in Spanish], Angel Face is a pungent, realistic drama, portrayed with a claustrophobic camera and a constant use of the close-up, which results in a promising debut. Delivery & Pickup Options - 88 reviews of Angel Face "I'm so happy to have this darling little place join the neighbourhood, although I'd cross town to come here anyways. Despite youngster Aksoy-Etaix's commendable performance, not only will you not believe, you also won't care. Jordan agreed to help the CIA after finding a dead doctor clutching a defibrillator. He is informed by CIA agent Edwin Truitt that he is deemed the next target by the lust murderer who has slained off other doctors. Angel Face is a pungent, realistic drama, portrayed with a claustrophobic camera and a constant use of the close-up, which results in a promising debut. Don't have an account? Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Had lots of potential, but ended up being a terrible read. I haven't read all of Suzanne Forster's work, but I've read a lot of it, and I think Angel Face is her best book yet. ANGEL FACE (director: Otto Preminger; screenwriters: from a story by Chester Erskine/Oscar Millard/Frank S. Nugent; cinematographer: Harry Stradling; editor: Frederic Knudtson; cast: Robert Mitchum (Frank Jessup), Jean Simmons (Diane Tremayne), Mona Freeman (Mary Wilton), Herbert Marshall (Charles Tremayne), Leon Ames (Fred Barrett), Barbara O’Neil (Mrs. Kathryn Tremayne), Ken … [Full Review in Spanish]. Last year, roughly a week before Cannes, Cotillard was dropped as an official face of Lady Dior, and this feels almost like a form of retaliation, as we find the beautiful actress slumming it in tacky sequined dresses and a garish combination of persimmon lipstick and cobalt-blue eyeliner, all of which feels like a transparent bid to subvert the high-class image she was trying to sell before. At one point, she even offers Elli a taste, though she flips out a few scenes later when the girl, dragged along to a nightclub where she has no business being, sips from some of the abandoned cocktail glasses nearby. I thought it was a waste of time. But no child actress, no matter how talented, could sell the over-the-top finale in which (spoiler alert — though audiences deserve to be warned) the poor girl literally throws herself off a cliff. It practically goes without saying that Marlène has an alcohol problem — although the fact that it should go without saying means the movie does too: No matter what the time of day or situation, Filho goes out of her way to show Marlène with booze in her hand or otherwise overdoing it with alcohol. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Yes, girls like Elli exist, forced into precocity by bad-example parents. Marion Cotillard, formerly the face of Lady Dior, tries to subvert her image, giving an unconvincing white-trash performance in this frustrating French drama. By creating an account, you agree to the Privacy Policy The movie craves a less-familiar actress in the role, the way “Montparnasse Bienvenüe” sold its leading lady’s spontaneity by casting relative unknown Laetitia Dosch. In a heartbreaking scene at the outset of the movie, Marlène (Cotillard) collapses into her daughter Elli’s bed after a night of drinking and partying, and the poor girl (Ayline Etaix), in an instinctively caring gesture, caresses her mom’s face the way a parent might comfort a child awakened by nightmares. [Full review in Spanish]. I enjoy Suzanne Forster's books but each time I read one, especially like Angel Face, I wish she put a little more into them. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. This novel needs some serious revisions. When he catches up with suspect Angela Lowe, it appears that years of her memories have been erased although, bit by bit, they're starting to return. Anybody with functioning reproductive organs can produce a child, but this films reminds us that being a parent is a major and never-ending commitment too overwhelming for some. Serial killer in doubt; a single gorgeous rich doctor tracks her down in Mexico out of intrigue. and to receive email from Rotten Tomatoes and Fandango. Reviewed in the United States on August 23, 2001. Angela Lowe works at SmartTech a researching company who specializes in its invention of a system that taps into the mind of violent serial killer. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Had heard good things about past books and thought that I would give this one a try. It’s just the final manipulation in a film that never allows a moment of authentic, real-world emotion to occur. Disabling it will result in some disabled or missing features. This page works best with JavaScript. If you're going to shoot 80 percent of a film in extreme close-up, strictly training the camera on an actor's face at the expense of everything around her, you better make damn well sure you give us an interesting character to consider. Haunted by fragments of her pasts, she decides to piece them out through Jordan who is cautious of her begiling identity as Angel Face.... Heart surgeon, Jordon Carpenter has been told by a CIA agent that a woman is going to murder him because he's on her physician hit list. I just couldn't buy that Jordon could love Angela, maybe lust after her body, but not love her-- she seemed like such a nut case and most people make wide leeway for crazy people, especially hunky single doctors (the saw-bones ones anyway). Unfortunately, nothing that follows comes anywhere near the simple truth or poignancy of that moment. No scene seems complete without the obligatory cutaway of Marlène desperately sucking down a drink. When a close call makes it clear that the agent is right, Jordon decides to take action and pursue the woman known as Angel Face. Angel Face manages to frame an unstable relationship in a way that allows each suffering party to face their own vices, instead of only showing their mutual combustion. She had lost a year of her life and wasn't sure of anything from that period. I mean you look at that, and some books make you believe that even the impossible can come true, but it seemed too much like a male fantasy and not what a skittish, amnesiac female would do.