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Plot: A young man is plunged into a life of subterfuge, deceit and mistaken identity in pursuit of a femme fatale whose heart is never quite within his grasp
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Overlooked erotic thriller
Original Sin slipped under the radar and in fact tanked at the box office back in the summer of 2001 despite the fact that it starred Angelina Jolie at the peak of her fame. The movie itself is not bad at all. There are surprises a plenty which of course I won’t reveal. Since the expected doesn’t occur that provides plenty of incentive to follow the story through to the end. Since the movie is an erotic thriller there are of course… erotic scenes! Ms. Jolie is definitely an attractive woman by conventional standards! It goes without saying that her smoldering looks keep the viewer fixated on her character, Julia. Banderas fans should note that his chemistry with a female costar hasn’t been this good since his hookup with Catherine Zeta-Jones in Zorro. Thomas Jane, whose other work I am not familiar with, is also excellent in his role. Very good entertainment, 7/10.
Lukewarm at best
Antonio Banderas and Angelina Jolie star in an erotic thriller which is not particularly erotic and certainly not thrilling. Yes, the obligatory Banderas-Jolie sex scene sizzles. But after that the movie fizzles out completely. The heat goes out of this movie very early on. The story relies on myriad plot twists which never really convince or satisfy. The dialogue is awkward throughout, often downright laughable. The acting leaves much to be desired. Banderas and Jolie are not very good. But they’re better than Thomas Jane who, in the movie’s one key supporting role, hams it up to ridiculous extent. There are a few interesting moments sprinkled throughout. But not nearly enough of them to save what is ultimately a rather bad movie.
The movie’s story is told in flashback with Jolie’s character, Julia, narrating. She does so from a prison where she is awaiting execution. How did she get there? Should be interesting finding out. Should be but really isn’t. The story unfolds in 19th century Cuba with the Banderas character, Luis, having sent for a mail-order bride. Julia duly arrives from Delaware but she is not the woman in the photograph she had sent ahead of her arrival. She is not the woman she claimed to be but Luis is not who he claimed to be either, much wealthier than he had let on. But while it becomes apparent that Luis truly has the best of intentions it is just as clear that Julia is a woman with some demons and secrets. What darkness lies beneath the surface? Detective Walter Downs, played by Jane, shows up to help Luis sort out the mess Julia makes. From here the story relies on tricks. But you can see the twists and turns coming a mile away. There’s nothing to surprise you. There’s really very little of interest at all. The story limps along towards its conclusion. Yes, we find out why Julia’s in that prison cell. But by the time we do most in the audience will find they really don’t care anymore. The movie has completely lost its hold on us. And then as a final insult the ending is just ludicrously stupid, a tacked-on bit of nonsense which undercuts the whole movie. Not that there was very much worthwhile to be undercut anyway.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 56 min (116 min), 1 hr 58 min (118 min) (unrated) (USA)
Genre Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Director Michael Cristofer
Writer Cornell Woolrich (novel), Michael Cristofer (screenplay)
Actors Antonio Banderas, Angelina Jolie, Thomas Jane, Jack Thompson
Country France, Mexico, USA
Awards 2 nominations.
Production Company Via Rosa Productions, Intermedia Films, Metro Goldwyn Mayer, Hyde Park Entertainment, DiNovi Pictures, Epsilon Motion Pictures
Sound Mix DTS, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length 3,185 m (Spain)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 250D 5246, Vision 500T 5279)
Cinematographic Process Super 35
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)