Irina Palm Synopsis
A woman (Marianne Faithfull) works in a sex club to help pay for her grandson's medical treatments.
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By Ken Fox
Faithfull is marvelous: Once notorious for her own escapades, this great-great-niece of Leopold von Sacher-Masoch is no shrinking violet,...
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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By Bill White
Garbarski recovers from the melodrama with a final image that is so sweet, so simple and so understated that one is tempted to say it is...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Sam Garbarski's use of slow-motion shots is pretentious, and he paces the film too slowly. But he captures the seedy side of London, giving...
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Chicago Tribune

It turns out a success, tempering its farfetched scenario with enough restraint and believability to pass for a modest parable of modern...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Ray Bennett
Marianne Faithfull is unforgettable as a middle-class, middle-aged frump …in Sam Garbarski's crowd-pleasing comedy-drama Irina Palm.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
Hoary, rather than whore-y, Irina Palm is shameless only in its mawkish sincerity.
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There's a heartwarming quality that softens the hardcore setting but this does lack an assured, er, hand.
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
The demand for her services is so great that she suffers from "penis elbow," but her popularity also brings self-esteem and a possible...
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Plays like a throwback to gritty-but-softhearted English dramas of the 1980s like "Mona Lisa" and "Sammy and Rosie Get Laid."
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Boston Globe

By Janice Page
Doesn't deliver on a lot of fronts. But then again it gives us full-on Faithfull, who manages to bare herself completely without ever...
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A good balance of funny and sad.

By Leonidas the Harvester
I went to this movie not knowing much about it and was very pleasently suprised. It had a good balance of funny british humor and some good sad humanistic moments. The audience received it well. The...

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Rated R | For strong sexual content, nudity and language