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Miranda

  • Drama
  • 2001
  • Marc Munden
  • 88 mins
  • 15

Summary

Romantic thriller starring Christina Ricci and John Simm. When the enigmatic Miranda walks into the mundane life of Yorkshire librarian Frank, it's love at first sight. However, this mysterious American beauty is hiding a dark secret.

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Review

A star rating of 1 out of 5.

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.

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Credits

Cast

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MirandaChristina Ricci
FrankJohn Simm
NailorKyle MacLachlan
ChristianJohn Hurt
RodJulian Rhind-Tutt
GerryCavan Clerkin
CharlesMatthew Marsh

Crew

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DirectorMarc Munden

Details

Theatrical distributor
Pathé
Released on
2003-11-07
Guidance
Contains swearing and sex scenes.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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