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M. Butterfly
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by Rob Gonsalves

"Where's the DVD?"
5 stars

For the first time since 'Fast Company,' David Cronenberg made a movie that Fangoria magazine couldn't cover.

This one still retains his key themes: sexual confusion, bodily dismay, mental delusion, repression that is overcome (with disastrous results). A French diplomat (Jeremy Irons again) falls in love with a beautiful Chinese singer who turns out to be not only a spy, but a male spy (John Lone).

This odd, measured, elegantly assembled film disappointed just about everyone Cronenberg fans (many of whom seem to think that a Cronenberg film without goo and gore isn't a Cronenberg film), art-house crowds (who'd already seen The Crying Game), and most critics (who found it boring). But Irons and Lone perform at their peaks, and Cronenberg brings out the lush, alien beauty in his subject.

Cronenberg no longer needs slimy parasites or exploding heads; the human heart's ability to fool itself is frightening and bizarre enough.

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3/21/17 Louise (the real one) Good but I liked it better on stage in London with Antony Hopkins. 4 stars
5/22/06 K.Sear Very touching yet still total Cronenberg. 4 stars
10/23/02 Charles Tatum Touching film suffers from Crying Game comparisons 5 stars
12/29/01 kim rivers bizaar story - great film 5 stars
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