Elegy (2009 - English)
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Elegy is adapted from Pulitzer Prize-winner Philip Roths short novel "The Dying Animal".
Driven by Isabel Coixet's direction, "Elegy" is an elegant tale of obsession, which charts the passionate relationship between a celebrated college professor (Ben Kingsley) and an impossibly gorgeous grad student (Penelope Cruz) whose beauty both ravishes and destabilizes him. As their intimate connection transforms them more than either could imagine, a charged sexual contest evolves into an indelible love story. As their relationship deepens, the professor also finds his ego challenged ...
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Elegy is provocative, truthful and an insightful piece of work that is grossly enjoyable but somehow end up being not-cooked-enough.
With stunningly beautiful Penelope Cruz showing off her impeccably crafted body, Elegy is mainly a male fantasy driven adult entertainment where the protagonist (Kingsley as David) offers his painfully honest sexist views, quite unabashedly. I liked Director Isabel's less dramatized approach which creates the very likeable soft tone, helping the not-so-appealing story push through without getting stuck. It however banks heavily on an outstanding ...» Read full review
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