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Scandal Movie Review Summary

Actors: John Hurt, Joanne Whalley-Kilmer, Bridget Fonda

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This is a flawed but decent British account of the Profumo sex scandal that brought down the Conservative government of Harold Macmillan in 1963. Joanne Whalley-Kilmer is gorgeous and poignant as 18-year-old Christine Keeler, whom bon vivant and social climber Stephen Ward (Hurt) uses to gain access to the rich and powerful. Bridget Fonda is suitably wicked and mercenery as gold-digger Mandy Rice-Davies, but the movie seems rather aimless for most of its 116 minutes. Not terribly naughty or intense.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   boatload of casual sex without love How much story is philosophy rather than plot?    -   1 () Lover is...    -   of a different social class

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   doctor Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK City?    -   Yes City:    -   London

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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