Elle – Dir Paul Verhoeven

Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny, Charles Berling, Virginie Efira, Christian Berkel, Judith Magre, Jonas Bloquet, Alice Isaaz, Vimala Pons, Raphaël L Lenglet, Arthur Mazet, Lucas Prisor, Hugo Conzelmann, Stéphane Bak

Why? Is what most of us took away from Paul Verhoeven’s latest attempt at a shocker film. Why does anyone try to glorify or promote the idea that women might actually enjoy, sadistically or otherwise, being sexually abused? Why?

Paul Verhoeven has always tried to shock audiences and create controversy. This film was just plain garbage. He thought it would create a debate? No debates here.  Everyone I know felt the same way – disgusted that we wasted $25 on the ticket. In retrospect, wish I’d walked out of the theatre.

I would not support this film and for the sake of women’s safety, neither should you.


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