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'A Bigger Splash': EW review

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Jack English

A Bigger Splash

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
124 minutes
Wide Release Date:
05/04/16
performer:
Tilda Swinton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Ralph Fiennes, Dakota Johnson
director:
Luca Guadagnino
genre:
Crime, Drama, Mystery

We gave it a B+

This reworking of the 1969 erotic thriller La Piscine beautifully explores the difficulties of communication. Aging rock star Marianne Lane (Tilda Swinton), muted by vocal surgery, is dealing with Harry (Ralph Fiennes), a former flame. The two find themselves on an awkward Italian vacation with Marianne’s current lover (Matthias Schoenarts) and Harry’s daughter (Dakota Johnson), leading to electric chemistry among the quartet and an ending that leaves a mark. B+