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      The Girl in a Swing

      R Released Dec 1, 1989 1h 57m Mystery & Thriller List
      33% Tomatometer 6 Reviews 33% Audience Score 100+ Ratings Guilt and disaster follow a British ceramics dealer (Rupert Frazer) and his wife (Meg Tilly), the new owners of a rare porcelain. Read More Read Less

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      Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times If the movie is disappointing, it is not uninteresting. Rated: 2.5/4 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Rita Kempley Washington Post Yet another uptight Englishman struggles with his inhibitions in The Girl in a Swing, an eerie, moist-palmed love story that draws us in, then leaves us hanging. Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Nanciann Cherry Toledo Blade The Girl in a Swing refers to a beautiful, rare porcelain statue, but as a film it exhibits no more life than a piece of kitchen crockery. Jul 21, 2022 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews There are many eerie scare scenes. Rated: B Feb 7, 2015 Full Review Michael Szymanski Rated: 0/5 Nov 4, 2005 Full Review Philip Martin Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Rated: 3/5 Jul 31, 2002 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Watching this was like unearthing an ancient artefact, from the age when William Hurt and Michelle Pfeiffer ruled the earth. Your flustered Brit, not quite Hugh Grant, is played by Rupert Frazer. He meets a German translator (Meg Tilly) in Copenhagen and whisks her back to his village. Where she is a hit, albeit a little jumpy. In the first hour the greatest scare involves a toy turtle. The Horror! Now, Tilly has ancestors from every corner of the globe. Except Germany. If you dislike this film, you will go for that accent. But I say: Tilly is a brilliant actress and she absolutely nails it! (I have no idea if she does or not) And she used to be a ballerina and now she is a writer, so there! Around midpoint somebody remembers that this is supposed to be an erotic thriller. "Could you please drop your knickers then?" Actually, those turgid interludes foreshadows the very grim conclusion. The sense of community is what sets it apart. A loss of a life affects society. If remade, starring who else but Summer Glau and Rupert Friend, they would live isolated, ("My parents died in a car crash." "Yeah. Mine too.") cue bad omens and false scares. With a cameo from Annabelle. So slow down and relax. Have a cup of tea. (or Bovril. Bangers and mash? I could go on) The girl in a swing is waiting... Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member It takes a while to get going with its supernatural elements, and requires a lot of attention throughout to get what's going on, as well as what Meg Tilly is saying in her supposedly German accent. Once it does it's not the worst watch. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member Sort of like if Merchant and Ivory directed an erotic thriller, and I don't mean that in a good way. This whole thing is just a ball of confusion that never unravels into anything interesting. Strange that the book this is based on is from the same guy who wrote "Watership Down." Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member ***Due to the recent RT changes that have basically ruined my past reviews, I am mostly only giving a rating rather than a full review.*** Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member no don't see it.late night tv doesn't get more bizarre than this. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Movie Info

      Synopsis Guilt and disaster follow a British ceramics dealer (Rupert Frazer) and his wife (Meg Tilly), the new owners of a rare porcelain.
      Gordon Hessler
      Millimeter Films
      Production Co
      Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Dec 1, 1989, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 3, 2020
      1h 57m
      Sound Mix