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FILM DETAILS
Certificate TBC
Cast
Dina Korzun
Rip Torn

Darren Burrows
Andrew Henderson
Directors
Ira Sachs
Screenwriters
Michael Rohatyn
Running Time
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Forty Shades of Blue
Rip Torn gets his misery hat on for some familial angst.


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Forty Shades of Blue

Plot
A legendary Memphis music producer from the golden age of soul (Torn) is married to a Russian trophy wife (Korzun), but pays her little attention. When his estranged son comes to visit, she begins an affair with the younger man.


Verdict
Russian Dina Korzun impresses as the bored trophy wife, but Rip Torn and Darren Burrows respectively over- and underplay their hands in this archly restrained Memphis melodrama.


Reviewed by Patrick Peters

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