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‘Savage Grace’

Portrayal of the beautiful and the damned

by Kaori Shoji

There’s much that’s grotesque about “Savage Grace,” but director Tom Kalin and writer Howard A. Rodman deliberately candy-wrap the unseemliness in decorous crepe paper — with the result that the poisonous goo leaks from the edges with a creepily gothic effect.

Savage Grace Rating: (3 out of 5)

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Mental mum: Julianne Moore © LACE CURTAIN, MONFORT PRODUCCIONES

Director: Tom Kalin
Running time: 107 minutes
Language: English
Now showing (June 13, 2008)