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Actors: Christina Ricci, John Simm, Kyle MacLachlan, John Hurt, Julian Rhind-Tutt
Director: Marc Munden
Genres: Indie & Art House, Mystery & Suspense
R     2003     1hr 30min

Miranda appears in the life of daydreaming librarian Frank and propels him into a chaotic world of confidence tricksters, sadistic villains, and amazing sex. Miranda, he discovers, has three identities - con woman, dancer,...  more »


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Actors: Christina Ricci, John Simm, Kyle MacLachlan, John Hurt, Julian Rhind-Tutt
Director: Marc Munden
Genres: Indie & Art House, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: First Look Pictures
Format: DVD - Color - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 06/24/2003
Original Release Date: 01/01/2002
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2002
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
Subtitles: Spanish

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Jeremy G.
Reviewed on 1/3/2011...
Great, Christine sexy femme fatale!!
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Joseph M. (RoboticJoe) from TOLEDO, OH
Reviewed on 9/21/2010...
Christina Ricci is hott!
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Movie Reviews

5 stars for John Simm!
VictoriousDust | Durham, NC USA | 07/17/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"More John Simm! Please, John, make more movies, and not just BBC tv.
Simm's character, Frank, has got to be the sweetest boy-man in cinema. Christina Ricci is wonderful playing a character that is all hard-edge. Frank is the perfect foil to melt her like butter, if she will let him. Frank is nerdy, but cute and sensitive-- adoring and adorable. As John Hurt says in the bts, it's an idealistic love affair, but Ricci & Simm are thoroughly enjoyable together. And MacLachlan and Hurt are typically perfect in supporting roles. The plot is exaggerated, but it's pure escapist fun. For a B-movie, it is a gem of a find, thanks to Simm."
So bad it's . . . really bad
Seventh Deadly Finn | New York, NY | 03/18/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I'm a fan of Christina Ricci and dark comedies, yet I found this film damn near unwatchable. The only things intriguing about it are why the actors agreed to do it, why it was made, and why, after the backers presumably saw the finished product, it was released. The film itself gets no stars; my one star is for Ricci's presence.

For Ricci completists only, and then I recommend it be viewed with the sound off so that no one need listen to the dialogue."
"Grifters" Lite
D. Hartley | Seattle, WA USA | 07/08/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I'm going to go out on a limb here and call this a "likeable little noir". Reminiscent of several recent Brit Noirs ("The Criminal", "B. Monkey") that feature an everday ho-hum 'bloke' hooking up with an impossibly beautiful and sexy woman who soon sends him hurtling into a world of danger and intrigue, "Miranda"'s nebbishy protaganist takes the shape of Frank the librarian (John Simm). When an alluring yet enigmatic American woman (Christini Ricci) "randomly" strolls into his library, the daydreaming Frank fantasizes that his life is about to change-and precedes to learn where the proverb "Be careful what you wish for" came from! After you've pushed aside all the ensuing plot twists and dark crime thriller elements, you actually have a rather engaging romantic comedy at the film's core. Ricci just keeps getting better and better, and John Hurt is excellent as Miranda's shadowy "mastermind"/ mentor. Kyle MacLachlan deserves honorable mention for a dark comic turn as a sleazy, corrupt businessman (are there any other kind?) who lives for the day that Miranda concedes to dominate and "punish" him (perhaps a sly reference to his "love" scenes with Isabella Rossilini in "Blue Velvet"?). A must-see for Noir and/or Ricci fans."