• * Yellow asterisk: funny (maybe).

  • * White asterisk: expanded format.

  • * Blue asterisk: not mine.

  • No asterisk: it probably sucks.


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The Governess


Minnie Driver film clip, frame grabs below


Scoop's notes:

  • It is good to see a film come along now and again which targets people with more than room temperature IQ's. While this film occasionally wandered off in a precious direction, it is an intelligent and thought-provoking effort. How many of those are there?
  • I enjoyed the male/female take on the photographic process the father and the governess were developing together. She saw it as an inchoate art form, and as a way to capture memories and emotions. He saw it as a way to chronicle scientific experiments.
  • Tom Wilkinson, the father in this film, was finally nominated for an Oscar in 2001 for In the Bedroom. Although that was actually one of his least inspired roles, it was certainly gratifying to see Hollywood finally recognize one of the hardest workers and one of the most dependable actors in the English-speaking world.
  • Minnie Driver showed great promise in this film, and demonstrated that she was capable of far more than her usual role as the designated girlfriend. Unfortunately, we never saw that seed come to fruition in the subsequent years. 
  • I really liked the parts of the film that concentrated on the relationship between the governess (Driver) and the father of the family (Wilkinson). The slow development of their sexual tension was erotic. The father was fighting his attraction to a younger woman who was not only beautiful and his intellectual match, but who genuinely wanted him. We could see what he could not - that his resistance was a losing effort.
  • Unfortunately, there was also a sub-plot about her relationship with the son, and this part irritated the hell out of me. It was completely over-the-top in that special way that only sexually hysterical pubescent Victorians could be. Imagine Wuthering Heights times five.




Eva Amurri in Californication

Dita von Teese wardrobe malfunction

Jaime Pressly's bum barely covered by a bikini

Jennifer Love Hewitt in skin-tight leggings which are mostly transparent

A few from The Hunger series: Alice Poon

A few from The Hunger series: Giannina Facio

A few from The Hunger series: Nancy-Ann Michaud

A few from The Hunger series: Victoria Sanchez

A few from The Hunger series: Genevieve StAmour

Vicki Blows: 2010 calendar


Marcela Mendivil in "Amanda Morales"

Angelica Lujan in "Amanda Morales"

Carla Gallo in last year's Californication

Rachel Miner in season one of Californication


Film Clips

The women of Flesh and Bone: Meg Ryan and Gwyneth Paltrow

The women of Sex and Chopsticks: Serina Hayakawa and Kaera Uehara

Here's another look at Courtney Ford in this week's Dexter (720p)

Sophie Duez in L'Ombra Nera del Vesuvio