Object of Beauty

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An enervated American couple in London, Jake (Malkovich) and Tina (MacDowell) find their funds running out and their hotel bill mounting. He pressures her to sell her valuable Henry Moore sculpture, she resists, and its disappearance widens the mistrust between them. In fact, it has been stolen by deaf-mute chambermaid Jenny (Davies), who appreciates it for its beauty. This, on paper, contrasts with the futility of their values. Few who sit through the film will need the signpost, though they may wonder why Jenny, her punk brother, and their milieu seem to have strayed in out of Mayhew. Lindsay-Hogg wrote and directed this dull, static flounder, which exposes both MacDowell's limitations and Malkovich's withdrawal of labour. Shepherd, Ackland and Paterson go for little in cameo roles.

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Duration: 103 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Screenwriter: Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Cast: John Malkovich
Andie MacDowell
Lolita Davidovich
Rudi Davies
Joss Ackland
Bill Paterson
Ricci Harnett
Peter Riegert
Jack Shepherd
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