Posted by Danny at 12:30 AMLabels: Look What Danny Watched, Project Valentine
The main character of Damage is Stephen Fleming, a British cabinet minister. He is married with two children, the oldest of whom is a journalist whose star is on the rise and who has a girlfriend he has recently become serious with. When Fleming meets the girlfriend, Anna, they begin a passionate affair together. He becomes deeply obsessed with Anna, while finding out dark secrets from her past and struggling with jealousy. I don't have to spoil the ending to tell you that this isn't going to end well, right?
I can't make too many funnies about this movie, because it's pretty heavy, but I will say that of all the movies I've watched so far this month it had the most intense and erotic love scenes. The cast is excellent, too: Jeremy Irons, Miranda Richardson, and Juliette Binoche. (Two out of three have done voicework in award-winning animated movies, too. I just think that's neat.)
RATING - Not a happy movie by any stretch, but a very good one. I give it four apartment keys out of five.
LESSON - Consider how the actions you take affect the people you love.
BONUS - Here is my favorite Yo La Tengo song, also called "Damage."