Friday, July 18, 2008

Movie: Savage Grace

We went into exotic Royal Oak - the closest Detroit analogue to the Chicago's Near North side - to the Main Street Art theater to see Savage Grace last night.

The movie is elegant, languid and a bit on the brutal side, as one might expect given that it is based on a real-life story of idle, stupid rich people who misbehave pretty badly, with the end result a matricide. Based on the wikipedia summary of the mother's life here, the movie takes some liberties around the edges. Some of things it emphasizes are treated there as uncertain and other things are left out.

Would I recommend it? Only if you are interested in moral and psychological dysfunction or in beautiful sets of Spain, Paris and London in the 60s and 70s.