Thursday, November 29, 2007

Original Sin


Has anyone seen this movie, Original Sin (2001, Angelina Jolie and Antonio Banderas)?

I got it from Netflix, and it's absolutely unbelievable. It's like a parody of a period drama, trying to reference every possible cliche just for fun. But I'm pretty sure it's intentional camp rather than cheesiness. Although I should mention that I felt this way for a long time about the movie Damage, like it was mocking itself and Jeremy Irons' hyper-repressed English sexuality by freezing the camera for a hilariously long time in high-drama moments. But people I confided this belief in uniformly told me I was stupid. And then I watched it again a couple years ago and wasn't as sure.
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But this one is definitely a joke. There's even a carnival scene with a traveling theater troope.
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And the really crazy part is that halfway into the movie it turns abruptly into a porn movie for maybe 4 and a half minutes. Not a NC-17 movie either, a full-on hotel room porn movie. Then goes right back to overacted colonial romance. Huh?!? I'm sure it's a body double sometimes , but you can see her face in a reasonable amount of the footage.

So, how can it be that Angelina Jolie is in a porn movie and no one has ever mentioned it to me? And a porn movie with Antonio Banderas?! Maybe I'm just really out of touch??!

I'm actually only halfway through watching; the sleeve promises it will turn into a spy thriller next. I guess I should watch more movies. Any thoughts?

9 comments:

Bill Brock said...

Updating my Netflix queue....

Greg Shahade said...

Before you all get too excited, let's not forget that Elizabeth often claims her favorite movie is "Clue".

Tom Panelas said...

So, how can it be that Angelina Jolie is in a porn movie and no one has ever mentioned it to me? And a porn movie with Antonio Banderas?!

We've actually been keeping it from you, Elizabeth -- we self-appointed guardians of public morality. It was a well-orchestrated conspiracy of silence and subterfuge, but like all such plots this one has now unravelled.

Of course, now that it has, we'll all go and watch the movie ourselves. If there's one thing at which we self-appointed guardians of public morality excel, its hypocrisy.

Anonymous said...

Lol.. it doesnt really surprise me really.. it's a cheese movie. Still " The Law of Desire " (La ley del Deseo) and " Tie me up, Tie me down" (Atame) will keep you intrigued.. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Because anyone willing to shell out the bucks to see (or rent) that smarm would be disappointed if there wasn't any gratuitous boot knocking between Angelina "I stole Brad from Jennifer" Jolie and Antonio "I stole Melanie from Don" Banderas.

Anonymous said...

"Sex Is Not The Enemy"

No evolution
Sometimes it depresses me
The same old same
We keep repeating history
The institution curses curiosity
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I won't feel guilty
No matter what they're telling me
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I won't be shamed cause I believe that love is free
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True love is like gold
There's not enough to go around
But then there's god and doesn't god love everyone?
Give me a choice
Give me a chance to turn the key and find my voice
Sex is not the enemy

A revolution
Is the solution
A revolution
Is the solution
Sex is not the enemy
A revolution

Ilya said...

A good movie exploring the concepts of love and lust, i cant believe you havent seen it before.

BadTemper said...

My favorite movie is Clue.
How dare you!

P.S. I prefer ending #3.

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