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      Butterfly Kiss

      Released May 3, 1995 1 hr. 25 min. Drama List
      79% 14 Reviews Tomatometer 60% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score 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. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member fucked up bizarro arthouse psycho porn. best lesbian roadtrip murderers Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member A very unpleasant script and a terrible central performance (seriously, what the fuck was that accent supposed to be?) enlivened by Winterbottom's typically compelling and energetic direction. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member An unrelenting film. Amanda Plummer gives a very brave and desperate performance as a woman unhinged from reality who kills indiscriminately in the wake of psychotic rages. Not for everyone. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member A dark road movie that isn't all that pleasing to look at, but compels you to do so anyway. Strong performances from Amanda Plummer and Saskia Reeves and careful direction add to the realism, but the film isn't as successful as it could've been. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Audience Member bizarre to the max though in a sorta intriguing way. the Cranberries soundtrack lent a rather haunting, hypnotic air of sadness. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Eunice walks the English highways from gas station to gas station looking for Judith, the love of her life. Eunice is an unstable violent person. She ends up murdering gas attendants not named Judith, when they aren't her love. She meets Mariam, a gas station attendant, who feels sorry for Eunice. She wants to "save" Eunice, and she ends up going along on the quest for Judith. This is a "Lovers on the Run" story which intercuts black and white footage of Mariam talking about the happenings which are going on in the film. Mariam loves Eunice, and although she doesnt approve of Eunice's knack for violence, she just can't leave her. Amanda Plummer is fantastic as the unstable Eunice. Her performance is explosive and scary, as you never know what's she's going to do next. The one problem I have is that Its hard to believe Mariam's devotion and love for Eunice. It happens very fast and could have probably used a little more of a build up. If you can ignore this though, you get a very interesting, comedic yet creepy narcissistic movie. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times The performances have a gravity about them that is unusual in the movies. Rated: 3.5/4 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle Rated: 3/5 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Howard Feinstein The Advocate Butterfly Kiss puts us inside the heads of two of society's losers and tells a touching love story in the process. Apr 19, 2022 Full Review Amber Wilkinson Eye for Film There is a world of possible interpretation lurking beneath the surface of Frank Cottrell Boyce's script, which is as disorientating as the scenario the characters find themselves in. Rated: 3.5/5 Sep 12, 2009 Full Review Cole Smithey ColeSmithey.com Rated: 4/5 Oct 5, 2006 Full Review Jean-François Vandeuren Panorama Un film qui tenta de profiter de l'immense popularit du Thelma & Louise de Ridley Scott pour tirer son pingle du jeu, mais qui n'y parvint qu' moiti. Rated: 5/10 Mar 23, 2006 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis 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.
      Director
      Michael Winterbottom
      Screenwriter
      Michael Winterbottom, Frank Cottrell Boyce
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      May 3, 1995, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 25, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $79.5K
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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