Film: Bel Ami
I recently watched the film Bel Ami ( good friend in French), directed by Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod and staring the Uma Thurman, Christina Ricci, Kristen Scott Thomas and Robert Pattinson.
Whilst it was refreshing to see Robert Pattinson in a movie where he is not shinning in the sun, he was still brooding as ever. Pattinson plays the part of George Duroy, a poor young solider, struggling to make anything of himself in 19th century Paris. Just back from the Sahara Desert where he was stationed, he meets an old friend Rousset, portrayed by Colm Meaney in a bar. Who unlike Pattinson, is doing rather well for himself, as “Paris is filthy with money”. He invites him to dinner at his house and offers to buy he some appropriate dinner party attire. It is at this dinner party where Pattinson is introduced to the films three leading ladies.
All three women take an immediate liking to the dashing young solider, offering him any help they can to better his situation. This help is not limited to what they can offer him between their thighs, displayed by Pattinson’s graphic and sometimes comical sex scenes.
Bel Ami did not blow my mind, but it was saved by the Kristen Scott Thomas’s and Christina Ricci’s performance. Thurman commanded screen presence but was not always entirely convincing with her accent.
If you are a fan of period dramas then you will enjoy this film, if you are a twilight fan, after hanging your head in shame, you should go see this movie just for Pattinson’s Ass shot.