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Savage Grace

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Savage Grace

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
97 minutes
Limited Release Date:
05/30/08
performer:
Stephen Dillane, Julianne Moore
director:
Tom Kalin
genre:
Drama

We gave it a B-

Oedipus gets a jet-set makeover in this adaptation of the acclaimed nonfiction shocker about the lethal love triangle between high society harpy Barbara Baekeland (Julianne Moore), her philandering husband (Stephen Dillane), and their disturbed son (Eddie Redmayne). Moore, a mother of two, has explored maternal bonds before on film. Did she feel connected to her character in Savage? ”Oh, Christ, no!” she laughs. Still, the actress couldn’t resist the script’s perverse charm. ”Here was a story that you just couldn’t make up,” she says. ”I was fascinated.” (May 30)