Tuesday, February 7, 2012

London Evening Standard Writer Calls 'Bel Ami' Astonishing

A little blurb in the London Evening Standard from a few days ago that we missed and didn't post here. She calls the movie "astonishing".

Having made his name as Harry Potter, Daniel Radcliffe must now spend the years ahead stamping on his childhood image. He could take a lesson from Robert Pattinson, who appears in the astonishing new film Bel Ami, as the most charismatically repellent leading man I can recall. He makes Valmont in Les Liaisons Dangereuses look like a puppy. In another piece of counter-casting, Kristin Scott Thomas plays a lovesick matron, humiliatingly scorned. It is an unsettling premise that a handsome young man can pick off the wives of powerful men. Newspaper proprietors and politicians will keep a much closer eye on their domestic arrangements after seeing this film.

Thanks to @sceletons for the heads up :)


Iluvthemovies said...

I think I have read this before, but whatever, it is still nice to hear the film is astonishing and Rob's Duroy is just as corrupt as Valmont. Deliciously calculating. Can't wait to see it. Thank you for posting ladies.

PoppyAnna said...

I read that article. Can't wait for Bel Ami!