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B. Monkey

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B. Monkey

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
92 minutes
performer:
Asia Argento, Jared Harris, Rupert Everett, Jonathan Rhys Meyers
director:
Michael Radford
author:
Michael Radford
genre:
Drama

We gave it a B-

Asia Argento is a dissolute, punked-out London jewel thief with a spider monkey tattooed on her shoulder. Jared Harris is a bookish, grade school teacher who moonlights as a hospital DJ. You may roll your eyes a bit at B. Monkey’s glib, transparent, indie-grunge romanticism, but it helps to have actors as accomplished as these two. Argento, who looks like a Euro Winona Ryder, is just subtle enough not to overplay the babe-in-black-leather poses. B-