Rotten Tomatoes

Movies / TV

    Celebrity

      No Results Found

      View All
      Movies Tv shows Shop News Showtimes

      The Object of Beauty

      R Released Apr 12, 1991 1 hr. 37 min. Romance Comedy List
      77% 13 Reviews Tomatometer 36% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score Residing in an upscale London hotel, Americans Jake (John Malkovich) and Tina (Andie MacDowell) are living a glamorous dream from which they are about to receive a startling wake-up call. It turns out the pair have been spending far beyond their means, and the bill is finally due. In a pinch, they concoct an insurance fraud scheme involving a very valuable sculpture. Then the statue is stolen by a deaf-mute cleaning lady (Rudi Davies), and the couple is shocked to find out it's missing. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Aug 13 Buy Now

      Where to Watch

      The Object of Beauty

      Fandango at Home Prime Video Apple TV

      Rent The Object of Beauty on Fandango at Home, Prime Video, Apple TV, or buy it on Fandango at Home, Prime Video, Apple TV.

      Audience Reviews

      View All (18) audience reviews
      Jeffrey P B Really slow story with little in the way of plot intrigue, so complicated a 10 yr old could keep up. McDowell is beautiful, but her acting skills are limited. In the bedroom, when she's mad at Malkovich's character, her attempt at outrage is laughable. I suggest instead of watching this movie, go out and do ... well, pretty much anything is better than watching this. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 04/23/23 Full Review Banke d Good character development, good plot, good twist and great ending. What more could you ask for in a movie! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 04/23/23 Full Review dave j Written and directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg that have high class couple Jake (John Malkovich) and Tina (Andie McDowell) learning that they are running low on their finances. Motivating Jake to wanting to sell a priceless artifact he had bought for his wife, Tina. Tina on the other hand suggested to pretend to have the artifact stolen and for the intention of claiming insurance money on it with one of the hotel maids expressing some interest in it. The priceless artifact does go missing leaving viewers to 3 or 4 possible suspects who are Jake and his wife Tina and the maid. The possible fourth suspect can be Tina suggesting to her friend, Joan (Lolita Davidovich) to be the one to pretend to steal it. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review adam b This isn't my go-to genre but I can say there's enough here to warrant a viewing. The performances are great but the story does lack, especially toward the end Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member I like this movie a lot, but I would never think to call it a comedy. And it's certainly not a rom-com. I remembered really enjoying it when I first saw it back in the 90s and I recently watched it again. The wardrobe and score are a bit dated (the score sounds like an episode of Seinfeld), but the movie's themes are as relevant as ever. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member Sleepy, pretty, elegantishly precarious tale that filled up the morning. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

      Cast & Crew

      Critics Reviews

      View All (13) Critics Reviews
      Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly Rated: B Sep 7, 2011 Full Review Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times By the end of the film, the plot has been worked out to everyone's satisfaction, but the plot isn't really that important. What is important is the ways that people love one another. Rated: 3.5/4 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle Rated: 3.5/5 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Dull romantic comedy, whose emptiness and not too likable protagonists keep things static. Rated: C+ Sep 24, 2008 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Unfolding as a comedy of manners and a morality tale, the film is not preachy and there is no suggestion of redemption. The text may be slight but it's imbued with ambiguity--and entertaining too. Rated: B- Sep 17, 2006 Full Review Christopher Null Filmcritic.com Rated: 1.5/5 Mar 2, 2006 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Residing in an upscale London hotel, Americans Jake (John Malkovich) and Tina (Andie MacDowell) are living a glamorous dream from which they are about to receive a startling wake-up call. It turns out the pair have been spending far beyond their means, and the bill is finally due. In a pinch, they concoct an insurance fraud scheme involving a very valuable sculpture. Then the statue is stolen by a deaf-mute cleaning lady (Rudi Davies), and the couple is shocked to find out it's missing.
      Director
      Michael Lindsay-Hogg
      Screenwriter
      Michael Lindsay-Hogg
      Production Co
      Avenue Pictures Productions, BBC
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Romance, Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Apr 12, 1991, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 1, 2007
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $201.6K
      Sound Mix
      Surround
      Most Popular at Home Now