The Object of Beauty (1991) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Object of Beauty1991

The Object of Beauty (1991)




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Movie Info

John Malkovich and Andie MacDowell star as Jake and Tina, an American couple living the good life in London. When their money runs out, they consider selling their small Henry Moore sculpture, but before a deal can be struck, the objet d'art disappears.

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Joss Ackland
as Mr. Mercer
Bill Paterson
as Victor Swayle
Jack Shepherd
as Mr. Slaughter
Rosemary Martin
as Mrs. Doughty
Pip Torrens
as Art Evaluator
Olara de Almeida
as 2nd Portuguese Maid
Annie Hayes
as Housekeeper
Richard Ireson
as Night Porter
Barry J. Gordon
as Auctioneer
Jeremy Sinden
as Jonathan
Victoria Willing
as 1st Portuguese Maid
Lara DeAlmeida
as 2nd Portuguese Maid
Liz Daniels
as 3rd Portuguese Maid
Andy Cavenash
as Steve's Friend
Wayne Bailey
as Steve's Friend
Colin Parker
as Steve's Friend
Stewart Miller
as Steve's Friend
Brian Coyle
as Steve's Friend
Dillon O'Mahoney
as Steve's Friend
Mario Nocerino
as Italian Father
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Critic Reviews for The Object of Beauty

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (4)

By the end of the film, the plot has been worked out to everyone's satisfaction, but the plot isn't really that important. What is important is the ways that people love one another.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Dull romantic comedy, whose emptiness and not too likable protagonists keep things static.

September 24, 2008 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Unfolding as a comedy of manners and a morality tale, the film is not preachy and there is no suggestion of redemption. The text may be slight but it's imbued with ambiguity--and entertaining too.

September 17, 2006 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Diverting but slight comedy.

January 16, 2003 | Rating: 3/5

The Object of a film is to entertain....this doesn't

September 17, 2002 | Rating: 1/5

Witty comedy of manners about the gap between the worlds of rich Americans and a lonely hotel maid in London.

September 1, 2002 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Object of Beauty

Wasted a great cast.

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer

This sporadically amusing comedy is made rather irritating by the way in which the actors clearly think they're being very funny.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer


it was kind of boring. and andie mcdowell is a witch.

Jennifer Xu
Jennifer Xu

Super Reviewer

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