Reviewed by: Marilea Gray
|Featuring:||Joss Ackland, Jonathan Aris, Michael Caine, Simon Day, Josef d'Bache-Kane, Constantine Gregory, David Henry, Kim Hermans, Nicholas Jones
“Ghost,” “A Few Good Men,” “Mr. Brooks”
Derren Nesbitt, Nathaniel Parker, Steve Preston, Ben Righton, Peter Rnic, Claire Thill, Kevan Willis, Lambert Wilson, Roya Zargar
“The Postman,” “Nineteen Eighty-Four,” “William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice”
|Producer:||Carola Ash, Jimmy de Brabant, Stephen Margolis, Albert Martinez Martin, Michael A. Pierce, Richard Pierce, Charles Salmon, Mark Williams|
“It took the heist of the century to settle the score.”
“Flawless” begins at the present time with a journalist who plans to interview a woman who was the only female diamond executive, played by Demi Moore, at a prestigious diamond broker in the 1960s. When the two women meet, the former executive begins telling her story of what happened to her during the 1960s.
Her story unfolds as a plan is proposed by the night janitor, played by Michael Caine, to Demi Moore to steal a few diamonds. The two work together to foil security and cameras to secure their future in a company that doesn't value either of them.
This is a very clever movie that kept my attention throughout the film. Even though the story does not have much action, it is so fascinating that it kept me interested in the movie as the two main characters work out their own agendas in this world that only values power and money.
There are moral issues for both characters as they begin to realize they have been ignored and passed over. The female has given her life for a company that doesn't appreciate her efforts. She then has to decide what is the right thing to do and is in turmoil when things begin spinning out of control. There are many choices made by the various leaders in the company and insurance company that show their disregard for people over the power that diamonds provide. Demi Moore demonstrates growth in her character, later in the movie, as she realizes her dedication to her career has shortchanged her.
There is minimal language at the beginning of the movie and one use of the f-word later. Otherwise, there is no strong language. There is one scene of Demi Moore in a bubble bath, but it does not show anything and is not sexual. There are no other scenes of nudity or sex in the movie.
It was surprising that this movie only played briefly in movie theaters, considering the two well known lead actors. I think it was a better movie than many that are playing in theaters these days. It is definitely worth renting on DVD.
Violence: Minor / Profanity: Minor / Sex/Nudity: None
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