Every Brian de Palma fan will be rejoicing with his latest Passion starring Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace as the master of erotic horror is back in fighting form. You can bet Channing Tatum would have liked this Rachel McAdams in The Vow.
Anyone who saw the original The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo knew that it was inevitable Noomi Rapace and Brian de Palma would work together on this Passion project. Who would have thought it would turn out to be such a highly anticipated film on the film festival circuit?
The man who showed the world exactly what Angie Dickinson’s gynecologist saw in Dressed To Kill and gave a whole new meaning to a bush whacker is back in fine form with Passion as you can see for yourself in the trailer below. I’ve gotten so used to seeing McAdams in Nicholas Sparks films so it’s great to see her in a whole different light and starring opposite Rapace just brings out the best in her.
[callout title=Passion Movie Synopsis]Christine (Rachel McAdams), an elegant, ice-cool blonde career woman who holds a senior position with a high-powered advertising agency; and her assistant Isabel (Noomi Rapace), a shy and reticent brunette. Christine has a silky smooth charm, but underneath her veneer of control hides a tangle of kinky sexual needs. Isabel, smart and creative despite her hesitance, harbours a growing ambition. When Christine claims credit for a daring marketing campaign that was entirely Isabel’s idea, the gloves start to come off in subtle ways. Isabel is initially disarmed by her boss’ candour: as Christine explains it, stealing her idea was simply business. But things change when Christine humiliates Isabel in public. With the plot set in motion, De Palma uncorks all the stops and, with wild abandon, launches into a labyrinthine revenge story. As Isabel schemes, Christine parries her thrusts with calculated bravura. De Palma relishes these kinds of baroque plots; here he lets rip with a series of set pieces in the style for which he is famous. McAdams and Rapace revel in the expanse De Palma always allows his actors, while the story twists and turns in unexpectedly. Scratch below the surface: passions rage.
Starring: Rachel McAdams, Noomi Rapace, Karoline Herfurth, and Paul Anderson
Directed By: Brian de Palma