Savage Grace

Savage Grace

DVD - 2008
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A dramatization of the true story of a young woman who married into a wealthy family whose extremely close relationship with her son turns into a deadly tragedy.
Publisher: [United States?] : IFC Films ; Santa Monica, CA : Distributed by Genius Entertainment, [c2008].
Edition: Widescreen version.
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE DRAMA
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

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RescueDog
Oct 20, 2016

Based on a true story. Troubling movie. Can't say I "enjoyed" it. That wouldn't be the correct word. If you want to see a movie about a family that is more screwed up than yours, this movie is for you!

Froster Nov 29, 2014

Absolutely gawjus, darlings. But there's a yawning gap between demanding, crazy moms and the Barbara Baekelands of the world, just as there's a huge divide between plain, ordinary decadence and mother/son incest. Because this is never adequately addressed, the last sequence arrives with a bang (unfortunately, quite literally). Moore is wonderful, as usual, but she is in immediate danger of being completely relegated to period roles. It seems she's stuck somewhere in a kind of "1950's hostess" limbo. Can no one see her anymore as a contemporary woman?

ray313 Mar 12, 2013

This is probably the most disturbing film I've ever seen. Even more so, when you take into account that it's based on a true story. It's definitely worth watching if you like movies with an adult theme.

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akirakato
Sep 14, 2012

Is this a film based on the true story?
What a disgusting situation!
I wouldn't be able to imagine that the son killed his own mother.
The mother started telling people she had had an incestuous relationship with her own son as a way of 'curing' him of homosexuality.
There must have been another way to cure it!
I'd simply say this family is terribly disfunctional.
It would be much better if this film was a documentary.
If I were the director, I'd probably re-arrange the way to cure him of homosexuality because a drama is different from a documentary.

jmmason Mar 19, 2012

This is another one of Julienne's strange-mommie movies, perhaps the strangest. It could have been called "Savage Barbara" or "Revenge of the Medea Offspring." She is very good at playing despicable as well as Eddie Redmayne's mother. They look remarkably alike. He holds his own...I love it when he calls her Barbara (instead of mummy), letting her know that maybe she's crossing the line. Despite his impeccable lineage, this kid had two awful parents, the kind who gave 'idle rich' a bad name. Of course you can be dirt poor and still terrorize your children. What choice did this boy have? He was constantly being betrayed and ignored by the people he loved. He had nowhere to go but crazy. (For trivia geeks Eddie Redmayne is all grown-up and appearing in the latest Burberry campaign.)

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suezq
Feb 17, 2011

Very disturbing film. Shocking that it's a true story. Definitely not for the lighthearted. However, acting is superb.

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jimg2000
Feb 16, 2011

Starring Julianne Moore made this weird film about a VERY dysfunctional family watchable.

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EuSei Jul 30, 2011

Sexual Content: Incest

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