Female Perversions
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An outwardly successful woman teeters on the brink of emotional collapse in this psychological drama. Evelyn Stevens (Tilda Swinton) is a skilled and well-regarded attorney who is being considered for a prestigious judicial appointment. However, she's plagued by self-doubt and neurotic obsessions (the "perversions" referenced in the title), including an obsession with expensive clothes and cosmetics, lingering fears about her relationship with her lover John (Clancy Brown), an exaggerated sense of competition with the new lawyer in her office, and an intense sexual curiosity… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 64%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The women (played by Tilda Swinton and Amy Madigan) are so intriguing and complex that they almost overcome the trappings of a non-linear narrative that's borderline academic."
‑ Emanuel Levy, Variety
"Often too pretentious to be profound."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"I could never warm up to any of the characters or their perversions or neuroses."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Unless you're already passionate about the movie's themes, you may not feel convinced or drawn in."
‑ Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Examiner
"Streitfeld is only fitfully successful."
‑ Kim Williamson, Boxoffice Magazine
"The result is short on plot but long on observational detail and psychological resonance."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"Taken as a whole, this is not a product of the cookie cutter and should be of interest to the adventurous filmgoer."
‑ Jeff Millar, Houston Chronicle
"Humorless and swathed in symbolism, it taunts us with cerebral puzzles that we may not care to solve."
‑ Stephen Farber, Movieline
"As a whole Female Perversions only provides a bewildering collection of beautifully photographed images and thought-provoking set pieces."
‑ Jane Stefanski, Empire Magazine
"The most intelligent, entertaining, provocative, absorbing, and, yes, feminist movie to grace our theatres in quite some time."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
"Even if it works better as a provocative psychological treatise than as art, it does come alive and does provide major roles for Tilda Swinton and Amy Madigan."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"This film is steamy, pulsing with veracity, boldly performed."
‑ Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle
"Through a complex narrative technique and stunning imagery, the movie ... slips behind the mask of invincibility to portray a woman plagued by self-doubt and anguish."
‑ , E! Online
"Our Eve uses her beauty and sexuality to get ahead and yet simultaneously rails against both, leaving the viewer to ponder that age-old mystery of life: Who cares?"
‑ Liz Braun, Jam! Movies
"A richly textured movie that demands a second viewing to comprehend it all."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
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