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Should have been better,
This review is from: Bel Ami (DVD) (DVD)
In Paris, 1890, a penniless young man (Robert Pattinson) is befriended by three married women and quickly becomes the stud muffin du jour. He acquires money and power but learns being a boy toy can be complicated.
Based on a story by Guy de Maupassant, this rags-to-riches tale has lavish sets and costumes and beautiful photography. The three female leads (Kristin Scott Thomas, Christina Ricci, Uma Thurmon) are outstanding. The same cannot be said for Pattinson, however; his character is neither handsome nor appealing and so the story falls flat. Also, his dialogue, which deals with emotionally-charged subjects like love and hate and loyalty and betrayal, is stoically-delivered with an unflinching poker-face. He doesn't have the charisma required to make his role believable.
If you are a fan of Robert Pattinson, you'll enjoy the movie. My take: 3 stars.
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Initial post: 7 Aug 2016 20:25:37 BDT
allie lewis says:
Disagree entirely with this post. Robert Pattinson is the reason why the film works. He is intensely good looking and as such very believable in the Role. All 3 Women leads were superb. The film was a visual feast coupled with dark undertones. Loved it.
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