The Object of Beauty
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Michael Lindsay-Hogg wrote and directed this cool and sleek comedy about a seemingly perfect combination -- an American couple staying at a chic London hotel whose pride doesn't permit them to recognize that they are broke, and a hotel staff so brimming with proper British reserve that they can't inform the American freeloaders they need to be paid. Jake (John Malkovich) and Tina (Andie MacDowell) are the American couple trapped in splendor at a London hotel after Jake's cocoa deal in a Third World County is stalled by revolutionary upheaval. Their plight is so dire they walk up… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 77%

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"Dull romantic comedy, whose emptiness and not too likable protagonists keep things static."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The Object of a film is to entertain....this doesn't"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"Unfolding as a comedy of manners and a morality tale, the film is not preachy and there is no suggestion of redemption. The text may be slight but it's imbued with ambiguity--and entertaining too."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Witty comedy of manners about the gap between the worlds of rich Americans and a lonely hotel maid in London."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Diverting but slight comedy."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
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