Love and Rage
- 1 hr 37 min
Love and Rage is a drama film that came out in the year 1999. It is a movie that was made by British, Irish and German filmmakers. The movie was directed by Cathal Black and it was also based on a novel by James Carney. This movie dealt with romantic obsession and how it became violent as a result. In the movie a man named James Lynchahaun is working at an estate that is owned by a woman named Agnes MacDonnell. She is a wealthy woman and therefore lives a life of privilege. MacDonnell has a tendency to enjoy putting down people while she lives her life as a divorced woman who engages in numerous vice activities. She usually drinks alcohol, smokes and rides a horse. One day James finds out that an agent who oversees land is trying to scam and take advantage of MacDonnell he informs her of this fact. After getting this information, she appreciates him. Shortly after this they get to know each other and eventually start a romantic relationship. In this relationship James is younger than her and not wealthy like her. However she doesn't mind this and they seem to enjoy being with each other. He is a man that has a wild side and who is somewhat a con artist. However MacDonnell embraces this type of behavior. Over time James’ behavior becomes more erratic and threatening. MacDonnell finds out that James is an unstable man who is dangerous. This movie was one of the lesser known movies of 1999. However it was still a very interesting and intriguing film. The movie explores romance and how some romantic relationships can become unstable and fall apart. When it comes to the romantic relationship, the woman is of a higher socioeconomic status and therefore is in an unusual position. However she is approving of the man and enjoys his company despite his lesser status. Over time though she discovers the negative side of his personality. This negative side consist of dishonesty and anger. As a result she starts to get very concerned with him and starts to contemplate ending the relationship. Therefore the movie covers the potential dangers of a romantic relationship gone bad and what can happen if someone isn't careful. It also deals with what can happen if they get involved with the wrong person. For fans of drama movies with romantic themes, this movie will be one that is definitely worth watching.