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The Object of Beauty [DVD] [1991]

Michael Lindsay-Hogg's caper comedy-drama The Object of Beauty comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that fails to preserve the original theatrical aspect ratio. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. There are no subtitles, but the soundtrack is closed-captioned. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence, making this disc difficult to recommend. The affordable list price, however, might make it worth a look for those interested in the cast (John Malkovich and Andie MacDowell).

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    Special Features

    • Full-screen version
    • Digitally mastered
    • 2.0 Dolby Stereo Surround
    • Scene index
    • Interactive menus
    • Closed Captioned


    The Object of Beauty
    Michael Lindsay-Hogg wrote and directed this cool and sleek comedy about a seemingly perfect combination -- an American couple staying at a chic London hotel whose pride doesn't permit them to recognize that they are broke, and a hotel staff so brimming with proper British reserve that they can't inform the American freeloaders they need to be paid. Jake (John Malkovich) and Tina (Andie MacDowell) are the American couple trapped in splendor at a London hotel after Jake's cocoa deal in a Third World County is stalled by revolutionary upheaval. Their plight is so dire they walk up the stairs to their luxurious suite rather than take the elevator and risk encountering the hotel manager. Hitting rock bottom, they take stock of their assets and find one -- a $50,000 Henry Moore bust. They decide to fabricate a robbery and collect the insurance money, but a deaf maid (Rudi Davies) has fallen in love with the bust and stolen it herself. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • John Malkovich
      John Malkovich - Jake
    • Andie MacDowell
      Andie MacDowell - Tina
    • Lolita Davidovich
      Lolita Davidovich - Joan
    • Image coming soon
      Rudi Davies - Jenny
    • Joss Ackland
      Joss Ackland - Mr. Mercer

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