Though Julia Leigh's surprisingly dull debut is meant to present the mysteries of a troubled young woman, you're more likely to wonder why its star, Emily Browning, is drawn to such demeaning roles. show more
While this psychosexual twaddle will no doubt have its admirers, it seems a long shot to attract a significant following or herald the arrival of a director to watch. show more
Leigh, a novelist making her cinematic debut here, directs with a cold and distancing eye. Sleeping Beauty has the deliberate grace of Kubrick, and while comparisons to the sex parties of "Eyes Wide Shut" are inevitable, Leigh's approach is even more sexless and sterile than the master's. show more
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This movie made absolutely no sense to me.... I didn\'t understand any of her relationships (if it can be called relationships) with any of the supporting characters. Very little explanation is given regarding these interactions.. No explanation is given regarding her attitude and generally negative outlook. Who is she? What is this about? The plot is horrendously convoluted. Any nudity is pointless and not very erotic at all. I am trying to not give out any specifics and avoid spoilers. However, i am very tempted to list all the specific scenes and characters which made little sense. I RARELY write reviews, but this one made me actually sign up just to write this. If you enjoy pointless character interactions., meaningless plot, pointless & not very erotic nudity, naked old men, and an ending for which the director should be shot.... then, by all means, please go see this movie....ONLY saving grace is Browning (who is easy on the eye)... seriously though...that ending..............
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