Conversations with Other Women (15)

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Aaron Eckhart and Helena Bonham Carter meet at a wedding, flirt, and go to bed: and bit by bit we learn that they've been here before. Though the dialogue is too smart, the excellent stars - Bonham Carter in particular - give it credibility. The gimmick is that it is shot entirely in split screen: a distracting mannerism at first, and the symbolism - I think it's meant to express the distance between people - grates; but it pays off when they finally make love, and the two of them are juxtaposed with remembered and anticipated versions of themselves.

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