Movie pick: Words And Pictures (PG13)

Movie pick: Words And Pictures (PG13)
French actress Juliette Binoche.

Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche in a rom-com?

Sounds absurd, but this has all the trappings of one despite its intellectual comedy disguise.

Owen is Jack Marcus, a one-time literary star-turned-English teacher who has lost his creative flair. Binoche is Dina, the school's new art teacher crippled by rheumatoid arthritis. Both are battling their own demons.

Dina's casual remark - "Words are lies" - doesn't only spark an ideological war between the two, it also fires up the sexual tension.

Owen and Binoche are superb actors, but although they're great as duelling buddies, their chemistry as a romantic couple is non-existent. You just don't buy their relationship.

Binoche, who is an accomplished artist, shines a little brighter simply because it is a pleasure to see her paint in front of us.


This article was first published on June 18, 2014.
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