Marc Munden (2001)

15 Certificate


Our Score
Grubby, artificial and showcasing one of Christina Ricci's worst performances to date, this dull British embarrassment should be filed next to Bring Me the Head of Mavis Davis. Supposedly a comedy romance, but featuring little of either, this terrible muddle stars John Simm (in another totally unappealing turn) as Frank, a librarian who falls in love with the enigmatic Miranda (Ricci), only to learn she's a conwoman. Even when director Marc Munden shifts this listless mediocrity into tepid thriller territory - some sleazy nonsense involving Miranda's procurer/mentor John Hurt and awkwardly tasteless S&M scenes with her blackmail target Kyle MacLachlan - artistic mistake rapidly follows cliché with the whole flaccid farrago becoming more indigestible by the second. Completely uninteresting and inept, Miranda wouldn't even pass as enjoyably bad TV drama.


A lonely librarian is captivated by a mysterious woman, who later disappears without trace. He travels to London to track her down, but his yearnings lead him to danger when it turns out she is a con-artist leading three separate lives. Thriller, starring Christina Ricci, John Simm, John Hurt and Kyle MacLachlan.

Cast & Crew

Miranda Christina Ricci
Frank John Simm
Nailor Kyle MacLachlan
Christian John Hurt
Rod Julian Rhind-Tutt
Gerry Cavan Clerkin
Charles Matthew Marsh
Director Marc Munden
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: PathéGuidance: Contains swearing and sex scenes.Available on: video and DVDReleased on: 7 Nov 2003