Sleeping Beauty (2011)
Critic Consensus: Sleeping Beauty's provocative premise and luminous art design is hampered by a clinical, remote presentation, delivering boredom and shock in equal measure.
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Critic Reviews for Sleeping Beauty
Sleeping Beauty aspires to create a... haunted disconnect between Lucy's presentation and her subjectivity. Yet Leigh isn't able to muster a cinematic equivalent of a first-person narration that would convey Lucy's interiority to the viewer.
Even if the film's final chapter seems far too on point, if not glib, the filmmaker continues to mine complicated psychological terrain with a clear-eyed stringency.
She spends much of the movie baring her fascinatingly underdeveloped body; her vagina is her temple. There's no graphic sex, but its intimations are anything but sexy.
It is also, sadly, frustratingly, disappointingly and, most importantly, relentlessly boring.
[An] arty exploitation pic passed off as a feminist parable...
Audience Reviews for Sleeping Beauty
An empty and pretentious film that fails by not providing any depth into its character, thus leaving her actions and motivations as a complete mystery from beginning to end and making this a cold and detached experience even as a result of the large amount of loose shots.
This film accomplishes nothing other than unnecessarily disturbing the viewer. If there were any larger messages the film carries, they are lost in its slow--albeit beautifully filmed--sequences that feature cold, wooden acting. The film lost me halfway despite a somewhat compelling plot, and then, not only did it bore, but became a rather disgusting, vile, and ultimately irritating movie. It deserves praise for its cinematography and film editing, which both evoke Sofia Coppola, however it is largely a pointless, raunchy bore. Style can only get you so far.
I fell asleep halfway through the first time I saw it.
Sleeping Beauty Quotes
|Lucy:||I love drinking, I'm really good at it.|
|Lucy:||Fear of death is the biggest hoax.|
|Clara:||Such a sleep works wonders.|
|Clara:||Your vagina will not be penetrated. Your vagina will be a temple|
|Clara:||Your vagina will not be penetrated. Your vagina will be a temple.|
|Lucy:||My vagina is not a temple|
|Lucy:||My vagina is not a temple.|