In the Rough

By robbiefreeling | REVERSEBLOG: the reverse shot blog March 28, 2008 at 6:05AM

In the Rough


If Demi Moore in constant motion is your idea of cinematic bliss, by all means: go see Flawless. This dramatically inert, ideologically muddled film possesses little worthy of praise, but it undeniably offers plenty of Moore striding purposefully through echoing marble hallways. If nothing else, it possesses an ardor for click-clacking high heels in mid-tread that will likely remain unchallenged until Wong Kar-wai’s latest comes stateside.

Set in the early 1960s, the film follows Laura Quinn (Moore), an executive at the London Diamond Company chipping away at the company’s glass ceiling through sober professionalism. Her position becomes jeopardized after receiving the blame for a business error, although it’s clear the dismissal relates more to gender than competence. Company janitor Hobbs (Michael Caine) notices her growing frustrations, and approaches her with an offer: If she provides the combination to the company’s vault, Hobbs will break in during his night shift and steal a small amount of diamonds. Click here to read Matt Connolly's review of Flawless.