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Saturday, 27 July 2013

Quack, Quack, Ooops

'A Dangerous Method' is an intriguing intellectual ménage a trois, with compelling work by its leads. Keira Knightley, Michael Fassbender and Viggo Mortensen are uniformly excellent, their sparring enlivening the potentially po-faced historical events that lie behind it. But we are in the hands of a master, and there is no danger of David Cronenberg dropping the metaphorical ball as he wrangles Christopher Hampton's screenplay, from his play 'The Talking Cure', from John Kerr's book ' A Dangerous Method' - are you with me? So how should this make us feel? Well it's a highly enjoyable costumed romp through the early days of psychoanalysis, made with flare and driven by strong performances. There is ample opportunity for DC to provide some signature body-shock moments, which he does, and these are central to a brave turn by Keira Knightley, whose performance is the stand-out (arguably topping the Fass himself, no mean feat). ‘Bend It Like Beckham’ this is not, more like 'Love Actually' Cronenberg style.

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