Female Perversions

1996

Drama / Fantasy / Thriller

3
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 71% · 24 reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 45% · 500 ratings
IMDb Rating 5.4/10 10 2653 2.7K

Top cast

Shawnee Smith as Make-Up Salesgirl
Clancy Brown as John
Tilda Swinton as Eve Stephens
Frances Fisher as Annunciata
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1.02 GB
970*720
English 2.0
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23.976 fps
1 hr 54 min
Seeds 100+
1.9 GB
1440*1068
English 2.0
R
us  
23.976 fps
1 hr 54 min
Seeds 100+

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by claudio_carvalho 6 / 10

A Weird Movie With Bizarre Characters

The compulsive, neurotic, deranged and bi-sexual efficient and tough lawyer Evelyn Stephens (Tilda Swinton) is depending on an interview with the Governor to be appointed as a judge in the court of law. Her kleptomaniac sister Maddie Stephens (Amy Madigan) is finishing her PhD in UCLA. While waiting for her interview, Eve has a simultaneous affair with John (Clancy Brown) and the psychologist Renee (Karen Sillas), and helps her mean sister to leave the jail, arrested in a shoplifting.

"Female Perversions" is a weird movie with bizarre characters. The sad soundtrack and the photography are very beautiful and the interpretations of the cast are excellent. However, although being intriguing and provocative in some moments, the story never reaches a point and sometimes becomes boring. Further, although having naked women and many sex scenes, they are not erotic and does not excite, at least under the view of a man. I did not like this movie, but I recognize that it is a stylistic film with great performances. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Desejos Femininos" ("Female Desires")

Reviewed by noralee 3 / 10

Intellectual Mish Mash with Beautiful Naked Female Bodies

Half of "Female Perversions" was of interesting female images a la Jane Campion and half was turgid and incomprehensible.

Several people gave up and walked out in the middle. Interestingly, while my friend and I had come as we were in the mood for a dose of strong feminism and possible male-bashing, the pretty full audience for a matinée was 80% male definitely attracted by the beautiful naked female bodies casually on display throughout the movie, including quite a bit of explicit lesbian sex, which tends to put me to sleep as it did in "Go Fish." (You do get to see a glimpse of a naked Clancy Brown).

We were the only ones sitting through the credits trying to figure the movie out and exchanging ideas about what the heck the images, let alone the story line meant. Best were the fantasies and nightmares as images of a successful woman's underlying insecurities.

But what a cop-out to do what seemingly all contemporary fiction does this days - blame it all on parental child sexual abuse. And I thought the sexual interpretation of kleptomania had been discredited 50 years ago (at the turn of the century women shoplifters were cured with hysterectomies!). (originally written 5/24/1997)

Reviewed by Tito-8 4 / 10

Not much here to applaud

Okay, so I've seen lots of films that are worse than this, but this film was much more annoying in some ways, because this could have been a good movie. There is some good talent in this film, and there are even a few scenes that I found to be quite good. However, far too often the film just drags along, and I found myself increasingly looking over at the nearest clock trying to figure out how much longer this movie would last.

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