CULT FILM FAVES: Bound

Gina Gershon and Jennifer Tilly - - Fit To Be Tied
Gina Gershon and Jennifer Tilly – – Fit To Be Tied

Gritty GINA GERSHON and voluptuous JENNIFER TILLY star in this wickedly stylish caper about two lesbian lovers conspiring to outfox the mob out of $2 mil in cash.

This early effort (1996) from Matrix masterminds Andrew and Larry (now Lana) Wachowski is a clever  spin on the time-tested “erotic thriller” genre. 

The opening scenes between Ms. Gershon and Ms. Tilly sizzle with the kind of smart, sexy chatter that reminded me  of that classic first meeting between Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck in  Raymond Chandler’s screenplay for 1944`s Double Indemnity.

The Wachowskis come up some quirky camera moves and zap their screenplay liberally with dark wit.

BOUND _ Joe Pantoliano (with Jennifer Tilly) - Not Yer Average Joe
 Joe Pantoliano (with Jennifer Tilly) – Not Yer Average Joe

Ms. Gershon and Ms. Tilly generate palpable heat in the lead roles and veteran character actor Joe Pantoliano gets in his licks, playing a trigger-happy hood,  as the serpentine screenplay snakes its way to a bloody finale.

Extremely violent, hot and bothered, this one is not for the timid.

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Author: rixbitz

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