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Business Affair
Business Affair
Actors: Christopher Walken, Carole Bouquet, Jonathan Pryce, Sheila Hancock, Anna Manahan
Director: Charlotte Brandstrom
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama
R     2002     1hr 38min


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Actors: Christopher Walken, Carole Bouquet, Jonathan Pryce, Sheila Hancock, Anna Manahan
Director: Charlotte Brandstrom
Creators: Charlotte Brandstrom, Clive Parsons, Davina Belling, Diana Costes Brook, Barbara Skelton, Lucy Flannery, William Stadiem
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama
Studio: Platinum Disc
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 04/02/2002
Original Release Date: 12/08/1995
Theatrical Release Date: 12/08/1995
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 38min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

A good movie about A Business Affair
strusins1 | Sacramento, CA USA | 02/13/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I saw this movie for Christopher Walken. But it's not his movie. It's Carole Bouquet's movie. She plays the main character, and it with her character that we identify and empathize with.I saw this labelled as a comedy, but it's not. Its a very real human drama... sometimes lighthearted, sometimes not so light... but always a real drama. And I cared what happened to the characters. In the end, the characters didn't all act the way I wanted them to. But it's not my movie. And I realize that it ends the way it should. It's a movie about a woman who is stuck in a man's world. Who faces, and loves, men who want to keep her in her parents' era. But she wants a life of her own... and in the end it's a movie about her liberation.If you are looking for another good creepy Christopher Walken movie, then you may be looking in the wrong place. Because this is a very good movie, but it's not a psycho-thriller. It a human story."
Lawyeraau | Balmoral Castle | 08/19/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a marvelous movie with wonderful performances by Christopher Walken, Jonathan Pryce, and the exquisitely beautiful Carole Bouquet. It is the story of a woman (Carole Bouquet), who is married to an egotistical, self absorbed Englishman (Jonathan Pryce), who is a well known writer and highly acclaimed literary figure. Christopher Walken plays the part of an Italian American publisher who is looking to sign up some English authors for the American market. He wines and dines Pryce, who ends up signing with him. Meanwhile, Pryce is suffering from writer's block, while his long suffering wife is typing out her own manuscript. Pryce speaks to his wife contemptuosly about her effort. She gives her finished manuscript to Walken, who likes it and agrees to publish her book. This angers Pryce, who actually tells Walken not to publish it, so enraged is he by his wife actually having a thought that does not evolve around him. Walken meets with the wife and sees her as the beautiful, warm, intelligent, and articulate woman that she is. Delighted to be treated like a normal person, rather than an appendage of her husband, Walken and Bouquet begin an affair that culminates in divorce from Pryce and marriage to Walken. She finds out that once married, however, Walken basically expects her world to revolve around him. In essence, Pryce and Walken are basically one and the same. She ultimately leaves Walken, writes another book, and becomes a best selling author in her own right and a woman of independent means. She comes into her own as a person, and is no longer another's doormat. This is the story of her liberation as a woman."
Hiram Gomez Pardo | 01/19/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this to see Christopher Walken in it. He did not play the main character, but as a supporting actor, he was witty, handsome and delicious! I saw this on a Pay TV channel a few years back. It is late night because of the mature subject, and nudity (yes, she is gorgeous!) If you are a Christopher Walken fan, this is a must see. This is one of the few movies he is in, in which he shows that he can be more than a "bad guy" actor. I wish he would do more comedies. If you are a Walken fan, I highly recommend trying to get "Puss In Boots." He plays the cat in that movie. He is young and adorable. He also can sing and dance!"
A film that transcends the mere anecdote feature!
Hiram Gomez Pardo | Valencia, Venezuela | 08/27/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

Carole Bouquet is still one of the most beautiful actress ever born. Her face is a real Symphony; and her alluring fits perfectly with this role: she is a gorgeous model happily married with a talented but neglected novelist, he is possessively neurotic and needs her as a child needs her mother, but by these destiny's trickeries she has the chance to meet the editor of the firm in which his husband is hired, an entrepreneur, ambitious who is immediately attracted to her. She will be the driving force in this formidable comedy that will make us to reflect about a question without answer: Does the ideal man exist for such woman? .

Some lines are particularly incisive and acidic in this clever plot, a brilliant film measure by measure.