A Little Chaos Saturday, 21 September 2019

A Little Chaos

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Mature themes, sex scenes and nudity.

  • The pitch:

    André Le Notre lights Sabine De Barra's candles.

  • Starring:

    Kate Winslet, Matthias Schoenaerts, Alan Rickman, Stanley Tucci, Helen McCrory, Steven Waddington

  • Directed by:

    Alan Rickman

  • Running time:

    116 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), 12 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People fall into rushing water, fall over, clean skin with a needle. Explosion (rock blasting). House on fire mentioned. Blood/gore: Chopped off head, laid organs out (autopsy) mentioned. Smallpox mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Couple have sex (bedroom, carriage). Undressing, kissing, caressing, breast-fondling. Nude male (rear view), exposed breasts, woman in towel, cleavage. Infidelity. Affairs, mistresses mentioned. Prostitution implied.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (wine). Gambling mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE:

    B*tch. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamation. Gender stereotypes.

  • THEMES:

    Landscape gardening, royalty, love, romance, grief, post traumatic stress, betrayal, infidelity, vanity, sabotage, humility, modernity, strategic bed-hopping, female bonding, blame.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Deceased wife, deceased husband, deceased children, deceased queen mentioned. Furs worn. Roast pheasant, pate eaten. Horses, dogs. Fart.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Entertaining, watchable, agreeable, engaging, feel-good, diverting, competent, escapist. Excellent performances, impressive ensemble cast, interesting artistic direction, ambitious scale, pretty locations, enjoyable costumes, sound tech package.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Implausible, melodramatic, formulaic, un-French, artificial, lackadaisical. Jarring/uneven tone, little chemistry between leads, one-dimensional support roles, loquacious language, saccharine score, kitsch conclusion.

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