Now, where do I start with this one?
I watched it last night near Covent Garden with a dear friend of mine and we loved it.
It’s definitely not for everyone and it’s quite an unconventional movie.
It has more nudity than porn films do, so you get my point.
Let me start with what I didn’t like. I thought that the younger ones, like Dakota Johnson and Mathias Schoenaerts didn’t touch me in any way, they actually annoyed me a bit.
She played this young type of seductive Lolita with a weird and annoying kind of talking, which she got from her mother, Melanie Griffith, who made an exceptional role in “Working Girl”, but other than that, not so much.
This seductrice type of thing didn’t work out in my opinion as it did for Dominique Swain in the actual 1997 “Lolita” with Jeremy Irons, an adaptation of the book with the same title by Vladimir Nabokov (I wasn’t a big fan of the book either, but I’ll let that for another time).
As for what it concerns Mathias, well.. he didn’t transmit much, on screen at least, the way he kissed Tilda was quite hard and teen like (eating her whole face more like).
Now I’ll get to the characters that I really liked, like Tilda Swinton, who was sexy, charming and quite impressive and she didn’t even talk much.
The star of the movie was definitely my dear Ralph Fiennes and he acted like I’ve never seen him before. I don’t know if it’s because he’s getting older and he missed stuff when he was young or he just let go of something that was holding him back from his best performance.
He was exciting to watch, couldn’t get enough of him and his presence.
I would suggest everyone to go and watch this crazy, yet enticing movie.
You will laugh, be surprised and sometimes even cry, like the woman sitting next to me at some terrible scene (I couldn’t, didn’t find it that emotional and lately I can’t cry anymore, the only thing that brings tears to my eyes is the brilliant song by my undying love, Mr. David Bowie – Wild Is The Wind).
Go and have a blast!