Here is my second review (of 3) for this month’s Genre Grandeur – British Thrillers of one of my favorite British Thriller – Dead Again (1991)
Thanks again to Emma from Emmakwall.com for choosing this month’s genre
Next month’s Genre, chosen by Justine of Justine’s movie blog is Coming of Age movies. To participate, send me your review to firstname.lastname@example.org by 22nd Feb. Thanks to Justine for a great choice.
Number of Times Seen – Too many to count (Theater in 1991, Video, Cable, DVD and 25 Jan 2015)
Brief Synopsis – A private detective tries yo help a woman suffering from amnesia who keeps dreaming about a sensational Hollywood murder 40 years beforehand.
My Take on it – I remember as s 17 yeat old going with my friends on s Saturday night to see this. We knew absolutely nothing about the plot, but it was playing at the right time for us.
This was such a great movie to see for the first time when you don’t know all the twists and turns. I can even recall a few spots where we all jumped in our seats.
On the other hand, once you know the twists it’s still great to watch it all play out.
I have seen this movie so many times and can never tire from it.
Kenneth Branaugh and Emma Thompson are both great in the main roles.
Their Shakespearian background works well here because this movie has so many references to the Bard’s work.
The supporting cast includes Andy Garcia, Derek Jacobi, a pre-Seinfeld Newman. ..I mean ????? And Robin Williams and they are all great.
The music score by Patrick Doyle is very engaging and memorable.
Bottom Line – Branaugh and Thompson are both amazing in this movie. Loved the Shakespearian references. Great supporting cast. Excellent musical score and plot twists and turns galore. Highly recommended!
Rating – Oscar Worthy
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