• Plot Description
• Shooting Locations
• USA: Oct 24, 2003
• UK: 31 Oct 2003
DVD Release Date
• R1: Feb 10, 2004
• R2: 1 Mar 2004
In the Cut Website
Rated R for strong sexuality including explicit dialogue, nudity, graphic crime scenes and language.
1 hour, 59 minutes
Country Australia, USA, UK
Pathe Productions, Pathé Pictures International, Red Turtle
Studio Laurie Parker, Pathe Prods., Pathé Distribution, Screen Gems
More info on IMDb.com
• In the Cut
|Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller, Romance, Drama, Murder, Suspense, Erotic, Serial Killer, Love, Detectives, Infidelity, Disturbing, Investigation|
Tagline: Everything you know about desire is dead wrong.
Plot: Frannie Avery (MEG RYAN) is a self-determined writing professor living alone in New York. Smart and reserved, Frannie has nevertheless allowed her study of street slang and detective novels to keep her at a safe distance from the gritty side of the city. But everything changes one night when, while meeting a student in a local bar, Frannie walks in on an intimate moment between a man and a woman. She is instantly paralyzed by the eros before her, and though she does not see the man’s face, she cannot forget the tattoo on his wrist or his brazen stare.
Soon after, Frannie learns of a grisly murder near her apartment when, unexpectedly, a police detective insists on questioning her. The strangely familiar and alluring Detective Malloy (MARK RUFFALO) believes she may know something. At first, Malloy mystifies Frannie, and although she tries to keep him at a distance, Frannie becomes attracted. They meet for a drink, and Malloy offers to be anyone she wants him to be, a promise that frightens Frannie almost as much as the tattoo on his wrist. Even as Frannie’s half-sister Pauline (JENNIFER JASON LEIGH) encourages her to continue the relationship, doubts linger, and Frannie has to fight the urge to run away as is her habit.
As the investigation continues, Frannie finds herself
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Discussion forum for this movie
While In the Cut is terribly uneven and starts off at a snail's pace, I must admit that if you stick with it, it does draw you in and keeps you guessing as to who could be killing these poor girls
--Staci Layne Wilson (Horror.com)
Jane Campion directs a Channel 5-type erotic thriller – the ending is disappointing but the direction and the performances (especially Ryan) are superb.
--Matthew Turner (ViewLondon)
Sex and desire come to a bloody head in this elliptical thriller. Stylish, clever, and full of insight into the darker side of both male and female sexuality - but when a film like this runs twenty or so minutes too long, just don't advertise the fact bycalling it 'In the Cut'. 7/10
--Anton Bitel (Movie Gazette)