The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

"Excellent"

The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover Review


Helen Mirren's had enough of boorish husband/restaurateur Michael Gambon in this creepy and foul yet eminently watchable melodrama -- in fact, it remains Peter Greenaway's one and only great film. To be honest, it's his only good film at all, a shock considering its no more grotesque than some of his other work. The film's simple story has Mirren having an affair with a regular (Alan Howard) at hubby's restaurant -- at least until he catches wind of it (which is inevitable, since they never leave the restaurant to do the deed). I won't spoil what happens after that point, but the getting there (in which Greenaway concocts a color- and symbolism-feuled fantasy where costumes change as actors walk between rooms) is just as much fun.


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Run time: 15 mins

In Theaters: Thursday 27th February 2014

Production compaines: Elsevira, Erbograph Co., Vendex

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Contactmusic.com: 4 / 5

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Starring: as Albert Spica, as Georgina Spica, as Mitchel, as Richard Borst, as Michael, as Cory, Gary Olsen as Spangler, as Harris, as Turpin, as Mews, as Grace, Emer Gillespie as Patricia, Janet Henfrey as Alice, as Geoff, as Adele

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