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Miranda (2002)

  Directed by: Marc Munden
Written by: Rob Young
Starring: John Hurt, Kyle MacLachlan, Christina Ricci, John Simm
Links: Miranda on the IMDb, Buy on DVD
Genre: Drama

This movie gets: 4.00 (1 rating)
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"What the...?" - a review by pearly

What a supremely odd movie. It contains much oddness that seems to be there purely for the sake of oddness. This is not the type of oddness of which I am fond.

Frank (John Simm) works at the local library, but not for much longer, because it's about to be torn down. Miranda (Christina Ricci) comes into the library just before its closure, and Frank cannot take his eyes off her. It is, put simply, love at first sight. After some coaxing, they begin a relationship. Miranda, as it turns out, is leading a secret double life as a con artist, and finds that the two lives do not mix very well.

What will happen to the devoted couple? Can they survive Miranda's unusual career choice, and her strange clients (Kyle MacLachlan as the main one)? Well, the thing is, I'm not sure that I really care. The story is so convoluted and stupid that about halfway through, I lost any real interest in what was going on, and just sat there waiting to see whether it would somehow redeem itself.

I guess I just didn't "get" Miranda. Was it supposed to be quirky in a cute way? If it was, it didn't work for me. Was I supposed to find it believable? Sorry guys, no deal.

Worth it for Ricci's costume changes, but that's about it. Actually, not really worth it for that, either.

pearly gives this movie 4 out of 10.
Review created on Mon 28 Jun 2004

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