"The Invisible Circus"

The Invisible Circus (2001) is the story of a young woman of 18, who has been obsessed with the suicide of her older sister in Europe since her death 6 years earlier, and decides to retrace her sisters steps, find out what really happened to her, and maybe put it behind her. Her sister (played by Cameron Diaz in flashback sequences that are nearly half of the film), was a 60's Berkeley radical, and hero to her younger sister. Diaz left for Europe with her boyfriend, and postcards home seemed positive, until the suicide.

Jordana Brewster, as the younger sister, ends up with Diaz boyfriend, slowly finds out the entire story of her sister's life and death in Europe, and falls in love with the boyfriend. She shows breasts in sex scenes with him. For those who, like me, don't know much about Brewster, the IMDB biography in this case is very good, and rather interesting.

" Raven-haired beauty Jordana Brewster was born in Panama City, Panama on April 26, 1980. She was raised in London, England up until the age of six. At this time her family decided to move back to native Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Here they would stay for the next 4 years. Jordana learned to speak fluent Portuguese during her 4 year stay in Rio de Janeiro. At the age of ten Jordana's family decided to move again, only this time they would relocate to Manhattan. It was here where Jordana studied at Sacred Heart, an all-girl Catholic school before moving on to the New York Professional Children's School. It was in her teens that Jordana began to make a name for herself by appearing in two of daytime television's longest-running soap operas, "All My Children" and "As the World Turns," where Brewster played the role of Nikki Munson for three years. Jordana would also go on to costar in the NBC mini-series "The 60s." The year 1998 marked Jordana's big-screen debut as Delilah Profitt in teen-driven film, The Faculty . However, it would be her role as Mia Toretto in the blockbuster hit "Fast and The Furious, The (2001)" that would lead Jordana to reach Hollywood stardom. Despite her success Jordana continued to attend Yale University, in the class of 2003."

IMDB readers have this at 5.1 of 10. Ebert was unimpressed at 1 1/2 stars. Berardinelli was more impressed at 2 1/2 stars, mentioning a very good performance from Jordana Brewster. Rotten Tomatoes scores were dismal, with a 23% overall, and 13% from the top critics. I agree that the film doesn't quite work, but was captivated by Brewster, and suspect that we will see a lot of her based on her looks, charisma, and acting ability. This is a high D+. There is nothing really wrong with it, it just never quite involves us in the story.

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    Auto Focus - for the last time until the retail DVD arrives. These are from the screener DVD.


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    Griffin Drew
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    A couple of posed pics from the late night regular. Bare bum in #1, topless and showing a hint of pubes in links 2 and 3.

    Beverly D'Angelo
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    A great rare find by Aesthete. D'Angelo topless in one of her earliest roles in these scenes from "First Love" (1977). The curly haired dude with her is William Katt, the star of the 80's "The Greatest American Hero".

    Amber Smith
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    Excellent scans and the supermodel/actress in a B&W spread for the French Photo magazine going back to the December 1992 issue. Thanks to Marsie.

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    Links 1 and 2...bare bum
    Links 3,4,5 and 7...topless.

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    aka Katie Price, the famous UK pin up babe appearing in the November '02 issue of Loaded. As always, she shows truck loads of cleavage, wears a few skimpy outfits, and of course, shows off her enormous robo-hooters (link #5).

    Patricia Arquette
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    Arquette playing a stripper in the Billy Bob Thornton, indie film "The Badge". The scenes are dark and she's wearing stipper clothes, but link #1 does have a well lit thong view. 'Caps by the Skin man.

    Romy Schneider

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    Valérie Kaprisky
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    Another batch production stills used as print ads for French films.

    Schneider, baring her bum in "Les Innocents aux mains sales" (1975)

    Bonnaire, topless in a scene from "Le Meilleur de la vie" (1985)

    Marceau, topless in "Mes nuits sont plus belles que vos jours" (1989)

    Kaprisky, topless and baring a bit of bum in "La Femme publique" (1984)

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