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Female Perversions

drama


This is the compelling sexual odyssey of Eve, a high-powered attorney. Her cool, tough exterior hides a frightened girl who seeks comfort in meaningless affairs.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    64%
  • Audience Score
    48%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh:

- Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: The women (played by Tilda Swinton and Amy Madigan) are so intriguing and complex that they almost overcome the trappings of a non-linear narrative that's borderline academic.

- Emanuel Levy, Variety, Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Rotten: Often too pretentious to be profound.

- James Berardinelli, ReelViews, Saturday, January 1, 2000

Audience Reviews

4 stars

i really like this film. recommended for women, the only thing men will like about this film is an abundance of boobs and some lesbian content.

- vrtualme, Thursday, May 24, 2007

4 stars

Aptly named, this film depicts several activities labeled perverse by society at large, yet through those revelations we come to understand the demons that Evelyn (Tilda Swinton) is facing down. Strong performances by Swinton and Amy Madigan, as her (younger? older?) sister, Madelyn propel the film. Both women are successful, Evelyn as an attorney being considered for a judgeship, and Madelyn as a doctoral candidate about to make her oral defense of her thesis, and both women get a less than enthusiastic response from their emotionally distant father when they try to share their news. Excellent use of dreams, fantasy, and flashback to help the viewer understand Evelyn's fragility and somewhat self-destructive behaviors. Good supporting cast, with only a couple of weak links, and an interesting side-story concerning a young girl struggling with identity issues helped to keep it from veering off into pure psycho-drama. Good to see Karen Sillas, a personal favorite in a small role here.

- fb1144932598, Monday, February 20, 2012