• Released
  • September 17, 1999
  • 27 min
  • Erotic Drama
    Feminist Film
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75

New York Post

By Jonathan Foreman
Despite many flaws...Romance is unquestionably an important film.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
No other mainstream movie has so openly tackled the subject of female sexual experience.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
I did not really enjoy this movie, and yet I recommend it. Why? Because I think it's on to something interesting. Here is a movie about a woman who never stops thinking. That may not be as good for you as it is for her.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The movie is a footnote as well, a minor reference back to the days when people yearned for a cinema that was serious and erotic at the same time.
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
A singularly cheerless trip, explicit but sterile, racy but dull.
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53

Mr. Showbiz

By Michael Atkinson
Showing the sex seems to be the film's raison d'etre, which gets you only so far.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
It's like watching a bad update of an Antonioni film.
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50

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Lots of sex, but little joy.
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
More cautionary than titillating...some of it (is) deliberately disturbing.
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
A cheerless exercise.
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49 out of 100
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