Thursday, November 30, 2017

Crooked House (2017)

Director: Gilles Paquet-Brenner. Cast: Christina Hendricks, Honor Kneafsey, Gillian Anderson, Glenn Close, Max Irons, Stefanie Martini, Terence Stamp, Amanda Abbington, Julian Sands. 115 min. Rated PG-13. UK. Crime/Mystery.

You see those names among the cast, and resisting the urge to watch another Agatha Christie adaptation becomes quite a task - even though you've read the book decades ago and vaguely remember whodunit. And while American actresses (Close and Anderson) faking British accents or the boring quarrels of a typical English mansion may all wake you out of your movie dream, you still don't mind. What amazed me, was how the creepy and twisted ending, which may have been blasphemous for the time of the novel's writing, has now become quite acceptable. The times, they are a changin'.

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