56. The Crying Game (1992)

Date First Watched: 11/06/2008
Date Last Watched: 7/04/2011
# Viewings: 3

I remember the first time I saw it, I thought Stephen Rea was ugly at first and then after he got a haircut and was staring all googly eyed at Dil I was just like *melts*. It’s ranked #11 on my ‘100 Sexiest Movies’ list pretty much just for his stares.

Anywhooo, the film does start off kind of slow but as soon as the interaction between Fergus and Jody begins, you can’t help but get drawn in. Rea and Whittaker have excellent chemistry and bounce off each other well. Whittaker’s accent is pretty terrible, but otherwise his performance is very good and effective considering the small amount of screen time his character has.

The rest of the film is crazily sexually charged and Rea, again, has excellent chemistry with Davidson. Davidson is a bit wooden at times and Dil could’ve done with a bit more depth but isn’t bad. The story isn’t really that interesting on paper, but it’s the dialogue and the chemistry and the chemistry between everyone that elevates this film way beyond average.

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