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"Every Wednesday. She meets him once per week."
  • NR
  • 2001
  • 1 hr 59 min
  • 6.0  (13,068)
  • 69

Intimacy is a thought-provoking and sexually charged drama that explores the complexities of human relationships and the consequences of our actions. Directed by Patrice Chéreau, the movie is based on a novel by Hanif Kureishi and stars Mark Rylance, Kerry Fox, and Susannah Harker in leading roles. Jay, played by Mark Rylance, is a middle-aged man living in London who works as a bartender and stagehand in a local theater. He has separated from his wife and two children, and his life is spiraling out of control. He spends his nights drinking and sleeping with anonymous women in a local club, seeking solace in physical intimacy.

One day, Jay meets Claire, played by Kerry Fox, a married Frenchwoman who frequents the club. They begin a sexual relationship, meeting every Wednesday afternoon in Claire's apartment. They do not know each other's full names or any personal details about each other's lives. They only have one rule: no talking about their personal lives.

Their weekly meetings soon become the only source of meaning in Jay's life. However, when Claire's husband discovers her infidelity, she decides to end her affair with Jay. Jay, devastated by the loss, tries to reconnect with his estranged wife, but she rejects him.

As Jay's life continues to unravel, he discovers that Claire is a famous stage actress who is about to appear in a play at the theater where he works. He decides to attend the play and confront her in front of her audience. The confrontation leads to a cathartic moment of self-discovery for both Jay and Claire, as they confront the truth about their needs and desires.

Intimacy is a raw and honest portrayal of human relationships, exploring the complexities of intimacy and the consequences of our actions. The movie touches on themes of love, desire, betrayal, and self-discovery, challenging its viewers to reflect on their own lives and their relationships with others.

The film's performances are outstanding, particularly Mark Rylance's portrayal of a man struggling to find meaning in his life. Kerry Fox's performance as Claire complements Rylance's performance, conveying the complexity and vulnerability of a woman trapped in a loveless marriage.

The cinematography and direction are also noteworthy, creating a stark and intimate atmosphere that draws the audience into the characters' lives. The movie's use of close-ups and long takes intensifies the emotional impact of the story.

Overall, Intimacy is a powerful and thought-provoking movie that explores the highs and lows of human relationships with honesty and sensitivity. Its raw and intimate portrayal of two people's sexual relationship challenges viewers to reflect on their own lives and the complexities of intimacy.

Intimacy is a 2001 romance movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 59 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.0 and a MetaScore of 69.

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