21st Century Cinema
In the Cut
Directed by Jane Campion • 2003 • United States, United Kingdom
Starring Meg Ryan, Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Directed by Academy Award nominee Jane Campion from the best-selling book by Susanna Moore, IN THE CUT stars Meg Ryan as Frannie Avery, a romance-wary creative-writing teacher who becomes involved with Malloy (Mark Ruffalo), a homicide detective investigating a murder in her Lower Manhattan neighborhood. Encouraged by her half-sister Pauline (Jennifer Jason Leigh), Frannie develops a relationship with Malloy that is unashamedly sexual. But after an attack by a masked assailant, Frannie no longer trusts anyone—not her intense young student (Sharrieff Pugh), nor her disquieting former boyfriend (Kevin Bacon). And definitely not Malloy, who now rouses not only her passion but also her suspicions. Unable to ask for help, the independent Frannie takes her survival into her own hands.
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