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Butterfly Kiss
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Directed By
Michael Winterbottom

Written By:
Frank Cottrell Boyce, Michael Winterbottom

Cast:
Amanda Plummer, Saskia Reeves, Paul Brown, Des McAleer, Ricky Tomlinson, Freda Dowie, Katy Murphy, Kathy Jamieson, Lisa Riley, Paula Tilbrook, Fine Time Fontayne, Elizabeth McGrath, Joanne Cook, Shirley Vaughan, Emily Aston

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Butterfly Kiss (1995)
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Movie Review by Movie Addict
July 25th, 2009

Favorite Movie Quote: "Killing people is nothing. I've done much worse than kill people."

I don't know if Eu is Bi-Polar because all I saw was raging mania; probably schizophrenic. She says what she wants, she does what she wants, and, when she takes off her shirt, you know she'll never be flying. So, she kills a guy and takes his van. This is a bit much for Mi, but she goes along anyway. Mi is the complete opposite of Eu. Naive and lonely and in real need, she hangs on for dear life.

Amanda Plummer (The Fisher King, Miss Rose White) nailed this role in the performance of a lifetime. I cannot imagine anyone else playing Eunice (Eu). Saskia Reeves as Miriam (Mi) showed a sweetness that prevented her from objecting too loudly to Eu's deeds, until she transforms herself.

Michael Winterbottom's (A c*ck and Bull Story, The Road to Guantanamo) idea was developed into a great script by Frank Cottrell Boyce (A c*ck & Bull Story). Winterbottom directed this film in a manner that your attention was always focused on what these two would do next.

The van is switched for a car and the bodies are oiling up as they travel across the country. We never really know who "Judith" is, and it really doesn't matter as it is probably something deep in Eu's madness.

Quite a different ending than Thelma and Louise.

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