Keep your eye on Kidman, whose kinky, kittenish performance turns unexpected emotional corners that pull you up short. show more
There's nothing wrong with beguiling star turns, but I wish this one had been surrounded by more of a movie. Birthday Girl is a harmless trifle that makes 93 minutes go by as if they were hardly more than an hour and a half.
Quickly devolves into a violent thriller that resolves itself in sadomasochistic romance.