Exotica

I gave this movie a shot based on the glowing reviews provided by the likes of Ebert and some other well-known reviewers.  I have also been a fan of some of the director’s other work, especially The Sweet Hereafter.  To be honest I liked the movie but by no means loved it.  Several of the reviews mention their lives as being bleak and desperate – I didn’t get any of that (certainly not to the degree that I did in The Sweet Hereafter).   The end was good and answered a few questions but also introduced new ones (which I also like in a movie).

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Movie title: Exotica

Movie description: In the upscale Toronto strip club Exotica, dancer Christina is visited nightly by the obsessive Francis, a depressed tax auditor. Her ex-boyfriend, the club's MC, Eric, still jealously pines for her even as he introduces her onstage, but Eric is having his own relationship problems with the club's female owner. Thomas, a mysterious pet-shop owner, is about to become unexpectedly involved in their lives.

Date published: 2020-06-13

Director(s): Atom Egoyan

Actor(s): Bruce Greenwood, Mia Kirshner, Elias Koteas, Don McKellar, Sarah Polley, Arsinée Khanjian, Victor Garber, David Hemblen, Calvin Green, Peter Krantz, Jack Blum, Billy Merasty, Ken McDougall, Damon D'Oliveira

Genre: Drama, Mystery

My Review

I gave this movie a shot based on the glowing reviews provided by the likes of Ebert and some other well-known reviewers.  I have also been a fan of some of the director’s other work, especially The Sweet Hereafter.  To be honest I liked the movie but by no means loved it.  Several of the reviews mention their lives as being bleak and desperate – I didn’t get any of that (certainly not to the degree that I did in The Sweet Hereafter).   The end was good and answered a few questions but also introduced new ones (which I also like in a movie).

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