• Butterfly Kiss (1996)

Butterfly Kiss

Release Date: April 29th, 1996

DVD Release Date: June 11th, 2002

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 25 min

Plot Summary

Deeply mentally unbalanced drifter Eunice (Amanda Plummer) roams grim northern Britain committing psychosexual serial murders of both men and women while ostensibly searching for an unknown woman named Judith. She spares the life of lonely but kind-hearted gas station cashier Miriam (Saskia Reeves), who abandons her dismal life to follow her damaged new lover. While attempting to hide the evidence of her multiple crimes, Miriam tries to understand Eunice's bizarre quest.

Cast: Amanda Plummer, Saskia Reeves, Paul Brown, Freda Dowie, Fine Time Fontayne, Des McAleer, Ricky Tomlinson, Emily Aston

Director: Michael Winterbottom

Genres: Drama

Keywords: England, Love, Mother, Girlfriend, 1990s

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Edward GuthmannSan Francisco Chronicle

    Plummer gives her strangest, most uninhibited screen performance to date. Playing Eunice, a wildly psychotic killer with a working-class British accent and a mysterious past, Plummer draws a streak of white-hot rage across the screen. show more

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The performances have a gravity about them that is unusual in the movies. How you respond to Butterfly Kiss depends on what you bring to it, and how much empathy you are willing to extend to these sad and horrifying women. show more

  • 75
    Jay CarrBoston Globe

    There's a layer of grim comedy in Butterfly Kiss. But what's exciting about it is its gritty way of remaining so uncompromisingly bleak in its psychopathology. [7 Jun 1996, p.58]

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