Wild Side
Wild Side (2005)

The freewheeling sexuality of three men (one of whom lives as a woman) leads them into a relationship that stretches the traditional bounds of love and friendship in this drama. Stéphanie (Stéphanie Michelini) is a pre-operative transsexual… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 10, 2005
DVD Release Date: October 25, 2005
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Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Lyrical yet succinct.

Dennis Lim
Village Voice

Lifshitz successfully maneuvers his trio of outcasts toward a state of grace: His vision of misfit utopianism, in its own quiet way, is as defiant as anything in Fassbinder.

Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat

Lif****z obviously hopes for the best for Stéphanie and friends, yet the film is filled with doubts and sadness.

Russell Edwards

A morbid and self-important homosexual Jules & Jim for the new millennium.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

The woe-is-me, pity-please ambiance with which Lifschitz has suffused his movie becomes more than a little hard to take.

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E! Online

Several storylines are hinted at but never fully developed, and some draggy scenes dampen the whole Wild affair.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Viewers are either going to walk out after 10 minutes or, like this tolerant critic, get caught up in the sordid lives of the three misfits and stick around for the ambiguous ending.

Don Willmott

A weirder ménage à trois you will never encounter.

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Ken Fox
TV Guide

Stony and statuesque, Michelini is an excellent casting choice: Her impassive face and dispassionate voice serve as a carefully constructed protective mask that hides her pain, and which she rarely lets slip.

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Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
Mark Abell
This is definitely not an action packed thriller. Think of it more as a French version of Transamerica. Stephanie Michelini plays a pre-surgical transsexual… More