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FILM DETAILS
Certificate TBC
Cast
Michelle Pfeiffer
Kathy Bates
Rupert Friend
Directors
Stephen Frears
Screenwriters
Christopher Hampton
Running Time
100 minutes

Cheri
Dangerous Liaisons 2: Satin Boogaloo


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Cheri

Plot
Paris, the 1920s. Retired courtesan Léa (Pfeiffer) begins an affair with Chéri (Friend), the son of another courtesan, Madame Peloux (Bates). When Peloux arranges Chéri’s marriage, he and Léa feign indifference about their parting of ways — but their true feelings are another matter.


Verdict
This glimpse into a decadent era has its charms, but they’re mostly visual. While Pfeiffer and Friend perform well, the script is tonally confused and lacks edge.


Reviewed by Anna Smith

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