Thursday 10th December 2009


Director: Bill Condon
Year: 2004
Stars: Liam Neeson, Laura Linney, Peter Sarsgaard, John Lithgow

I still don't really know what to think of this. As a biopic of Kinsey, it serves its purpose. Kinsey was a biologist in the 1950s, who decided to write about the sexual behaviour of human beings. He's not a person I really knew anything about, so from that point of view the film was pretty informative - for me, anyway. Depending upon how true to life the story is of course - knowing nothing about Kinsey's life, I can't judge.

I guess the problem is that there's nothing here to really make this stand out. The filmmakers seemed to have used the content of Kinsey's life and work (admittedly, it is rather different to the ordinary) and assumed this would be enough. In fairness, it does make for an interesting story. But it's still just a biopic with no extra "spark", if you like.

The review's short because I neither really know what to say about or what to think of this one!

Rating: 3 out of 5

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I live in Bristol with my husband Dan (who I married in July 2007), my son Joe (born 2012) and daughter Jess (born 2015). I work at UWE (the University of the West of England) in Bristol as a Research and Open Access Librarian. I'm orginally from Exeter, so moving back to Bristol is a bit like coming home - especially as I studied for my undergraduate degree here (also at UWE). I love travelling and movies, although I get to do a lot less of both since the birth of our children. Although we have still managed to fit in holidays to the Isles of Scilly, Chamonix and a summer in California since Joe was born.