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Bad Timing Movie Review Summary

Actors: Art Garfunkel, Theresa Russell, Harvey Keitel, Denholm Elliott

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BAD TIMING is an English movie directed by Nicolas Roeg in 1980.

The setting is Vienna, Austria. The film tries to explain, with a serie of flashbacks, why Milena Flaherty has been brought to the city hospital in an advanced coma after a suicide attempt. A few months ago, she left her Czech husband and came to the Austrian capital city. There, she met Dr. Alex Linden, an american psychiatrist. They start a love affair. After a few weeks, Linden begins not to appreciate so well Milena's peculiar way of life. She continues to see her precedent boyfriends and doesn't want to talk about them. Linden becomes more and more jealous and uses all his psychological skill to make Milena feel guilty. Soon, the young woman doesn't know anymore how to handle this love relation and starts to drink too much. After a violet quarrel, she swallows a box of sleeping pills and calls Linden for help.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Battle with shrink/bum?    -   battle with a psychiatrist Unmarried Love Triangle?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   doctor Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Eastern Europe    -   Austria Desert?    -   Yes City?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   actual description of sex    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt    -   seeing nude male butt    -   seeing full frontal--women Any profanity?    -   A lot of foul language

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