Sunday 27 February 2005

Kinsey (2004) - ickleReview (cinema)

Biopic about the American sexologist, Alfred Kinsey (Liam Neeson) who upset the Puritans of his country by publishing a radical survey about sexual behaviour in the middle of the last century. The film is more interesting in what it reveals about people's attitudes to sex than about the life of Kinsey. It fails to break out of the familiar Hollywood arc of biographical movies, even though it makes a self-referential joke about who the hell would care to make a movie about this guy. There's one hilarious pun about a guy fucking a pony, but apart from that, this is nothing special. I would recommend it for the factual content, but as the rest of the film is so sketchy, I'm not sure it's a reliable source of information.

Nugget: there was a little girl sitting in front of us in the cinema with her dad before the film started, only to be rescued by the Phoenix staff, who made a timely announcement that Finding Neverland was being shown in the other theatre. That would have made for an interesting Q&A session had they stayed to watch this. She can't have been more than 7 years old!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Chris
    I like your new template.
    Jean (from the Muse e-group)