The Dress
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The action in this dark Dutch comedy centers upon the creation of the title garment and shows the adverse affects it has upon the lives of those involved with making, selling and wearing it. Each stage of the dress's life is punctuated by an excerpt from a nearby person's life which in turn adds something (usually negative) to the almost magical garment. Grim things tend to happen to whomever dons the dress, including humiliation and near-rape. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"There is a peeping tom mood to this amusing and often surprising tale, which follows the fortunes of a dress from drawing board to ragged demise."
‑ Bridget Byrne, Boxoffice Magazine
"It sounds bleak, and it's a black comedy to be sure, but somehow writer/director Alex van Warmerdam milks the humor out of every situation"
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"Creepy and hard to dislodge."
‑ David N. Butterworth, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"An intriguing, smart, and witty movie."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"A wildly unpredictable yarn that is alternately comic and creepy, sensitive and blunt."
‑ Kevin Lally, Film Journal International
"A doomed dress destroys Dutch dames in this dark, diabolical comedy."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson, Buzzine Magazine
"Since I did not find the film particularly perceptive or funny, it is hard for me to recommend it."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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