Savage Grace

Not Yet Rated| 1 hr. 37 min.

Plot Summary
This examination of a famous scandal from the 1970s explores the relationship between Barbara Baekeland (Julianne Moore) and her only son, Antony (Eddie Redmayne). Barbara, a lonely social climber unhappily married to the wealthy but remote plastics heir Brooks Baekeland (Stephen Dillane), dotes on Antony, who is homosexual. As Barbara tries to "cure" Antony of his sexuality -- sometimes by seducing him herself -- the groundwork is laid for a murderous tragedy.

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Genres: Drama

Distributor: IFC First Take

Savage Grace (2007)

Release Date: May 30th, 2008|1 hr. 37 min.

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  • Money, madness, incest and murder! Just the recipe for a twisted mesmerizer of a movie, if it doesn't creep you out. show more

  • U.S. viewers may be put off by its tangled sexual motifs and find its implied social critique a little close to the bone. But even Stateside, Julianne Moore, in her most challenging role in years, will win plaudits and attract mature audiences to a thoroughly absorbing and polished piece of work. show more

  • The film walks the fine line between exploitation and empathy to cast a chilly, memorable spell. show more

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  • June 21, 2008 altpsych
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    A horrifically distressing movie, both by insinuation and demonstration. As they have warnings for movies of violence or sexual content, so should they add graphic incestuous content. As a viewer, I should be allowed to determine if that is what I want to be exposed to in the movie experience. Fabulously acted however, but bakelite and chanel have lost some of their sparkle when juxtaposed against a scenery of oedipal insanity and tortured souls. Clearly not every one who bears children is parenting material.

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