Saturday, May 08, 2010

Original Sin

The movie starts with the flashback where Jolie is in chains recounting her story to the priest prior to her execution.

A wealthy Cuban businessman (Antonio Banderas) awaits his U.S wife he has ordered for. The American wife (Angelina Jolie) who shows up on the ship deck admits she conned the Cuban with someone else's pics, lest she be loved for her beauty than the person she is.

What both parties are not prepared for is the complete upheaveal of their lives following their immediate marriage. The movie is famous more for its celebrity sex scenes rather than its plot.

Antonia Banderas excudes such grace and charm, he could put most men to shame and make the women moan. Angelina Jolie's performance was just hammy, and to call herself a pretty girl just pushes the envelope! An old goat with an anorexic body is more like the befitting description and if she could go easy with those bloated terrible lips that look like they have been bitten by a bug, that would be merciful on its audience.

Based on the book Waltz into Darkness by Cornell Woolrich, the movie does give you a feel that your waltzing into unknown territory. On the whole you could watch this movie for a time pass, a mirch masala if you would like to call it on a weekend!

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