The Principles of Lust
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The Principles of Lust
A man must choose between a settled domestic life and wilder nights in The Principles of Lust from director Penny Woolcock. Paul (Alec Newman) is a struggling artist who starts a relationship with Juliette (Sienna Guillory). The same day they meet, Paul makes the acquaintance of Billy (Marc Warren) and Hole (Lara Clifton) whose lives are a long string of drugs, sex, and violence. Paul veers between life with Juliette and her son, and the debauched excesses of Billy and Hole. The Principles of Lust is adapted from a novel by Tim Cooke, and was screened at the Rotterdam Film Festival. ~ Perry… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This first feature from acclaimed TV director Woolcock may not entirely come off, but at least it's not playing safe."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"While the sharp script examines ideas of masculinity and romance, it fumbles the ball right when it matters most."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"A gripping and disturbing ride, it marks out Woolcock as a major talent for the future."
‑ Nick Dawson, Empire Magazine
"It trots out explicit scenes of sex, drugs and violence, but ultimately has little to say."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
"This tale of a novelist who's drawn into a dark subculture of sex, drugs, and bare-knuckle kiddie fighting is a fascinating failure that scores points for being bold enough to go against the grain."
‑ Jamie Russell,
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