#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – A waitress meets personable, attractive Adam and they soon become lovers, then get engaged. Wasting no time, Adam starts an affair with her bookish sister, who knows about the first relationship. Their (none-too-happily) married third sister knows about both these liaisons but is still attracted to Adam. The lad is certainly playing the field, but in their own ways the girls seem to be getting just as much out of the deal as him.
Plot: A waitress falls for a handsome customer who seduces her, her two sisters, her brother, and her brother’s girlfriend.
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The truth about Adam…
‘About Adam’ is a male counterpart to Gerry Stembridge’s classic TV drama, ‘the Truth about Clare’, his innovative film about Ireland and abortion. In that film, three characters tried to grope, through memories, prejudices, egotism, blindness etc., the truth about the title character, a pregnant woman who died following an abortion in England (it is still illegal in Ireland); here, four characters try to capture the essence of the elusive Adam, a jack of all relationships but mastered by none.
A knowledge of Stembridge’s previous, more sober film gives this breezy comedy a darker edge – its tale of a family being given everything they sexually desire is an appropriate metaphor for a society like Ireland currently going through an unheard-of economic boom, creating a culture of extreme self-interest. The dangers of this self-interest are plain to see – a few weeks ago another Stembridge TV satire was aired about Ireland’s racist treatment of refugees.
We have never had this much prosperity before, and we don’t want anyone else sharing it. Similarly, the last person this film is ‘about’ is Adam. Like ‘Clare’, the film is structured around the personal narratives of each character involved with Adam – Lucy (Kate Hudson, and, I’m afraid, the hype for once is spot-on – she IS adorable), the spontaneous, singing waitress with a new boyfriend every week, who finally settles down to a ‘great passion’; Laura (Frances O’Conner – can there be any doubt now that she is our finest actress?), the pretentious, uptight English post-grad doing a thesis on repressed Victorian women writers who is ‘loosened up’ by Adam, her assumptions revealed to be a lie; David, the brother, dating a prim virgin, enlisting Adam’s help and finding himself sexually attracted to him; Alice, the elder sister, trapped in a prosperous marriage to a pompous dullard, intrigued by Adam, but unwilling to lose control like her siblings that easy.
Each narrative is tailored to each witness’ personality (like ‘Dracula’, an ironic allusion throughout), in the way each story is shaped; in the stylistic devices employed; in tone; but, most importantly, in the perception of Adam. ‘Clare’, for all its excellence, played to that age-old myth, the mystery, inscrutability, unattainability, unknowability of woman. ‘Adam’, the first man, remorselessly documented throughout thousands of years of masculine culture, is suddenly the mystery, the woman, the sphinx, the passive black hole.
Adam (which may not even be his name) is the blank onto which the various characters project their fantasies – he is literally what they want him to be. Naturally, plot points overlap within the four stories, and our interpretation of them changes with greater knowledge, but, paradoxically, our knowledge of Adam diminishes, helped by the lies and stories he spins about himself. Who is Adam? Besides the obvious pleasure of bedding three beautiful women, why does he do it? In fact, forget that ‘besides’, that’s probably your answer.
As well as alluding to his own work, Stembridge cleverly remodels two other classics of sexual amorphousness. Like Terence Stamp in Pasolini’s ‘Theorem’, Adam is a stranger who enters a bourgeois household where everyone has a stereotypical role they adhere to, and which Adam smashes, forcing them to review their lives and the assumptions they live by. This has a liberating effect, but also a joyful one – this is a remarkably angst-free film. With his blank good looks, his white suit, and bleached blonde crop, Stuart Townsend (hi Celia!) is a ringer for the young Stamp.
The other allusion is to ‘Alfie’, that freewheelingly amoral sexual cad, lying his way through a score of beautiful women. Except Adam is the anti-Alfie, he does not humiliate or diminish women, they’re the ones who develop; and he lacks the controlling power of narration; but he does limit them, reducing them to ‘mere’ sexual urge.
Significantly, both these films were key artefacts of the 1960s, and there is an optimism, a freshness, a vigour, a lightness to ‘About Adam’ that resembles the swinging 60s, as if Ireland, belatedly, has entered its own hedonistic decade. Both films, equally significantly, were warnings or analyses of that decade’s fatal complacency, and in the exhilerating shots of Dublin that dot the film we cannot fail to notice the looming cranes, the building activity that suggests this story isn’t quite finished, this culture hasn’t quite reached maturity.
The Witches of Dun Laoghaire
In some ways this is an incredibly refreshing film. In it’s acceptance that lust and promiscuity are normal facts of life and not something that lead to a lifetime of suffering and possibly eternal damnation, it’s almost unique in Irish cinematic history. Seeing a film so free from the historical and religious baggage that shackles most Irish films can also be a bit disconcerting, like seeing one of the nuns that taught you in school wearing a mini-skirt and fishnet tights.
Set far from the traditional Irish mise-en-scene in Dublin’s trendy Temple Bar area, it features Stuart Townsend as a benign Irish cousin to Jack Nicholson in _The Witches of Eastwick_, who plays on the desires of three beautiful sisters for his own ends. Far from being a scheming Casanova, he’s a likeable character who does nothing more than tell a few tall tales to aid his seductive techniques, and who helps people come to terms with themselves rather than cosign them to a life of guilt by doing so.
This film is like Stembridges earlier film, Guiltrip, turned inside out. It’s bright, urban-based, modern, and shows signs that Ireland is finally developing a mature attitude to Sexuality.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 37 min (97 min), 1 hr 45 min (105 min) (Sundance) (USA)
Genre Comedy, Romance
Director Gerard Stembridge
Writer Gerard Stembridge, Tommy Tiernan
Actors Stuart Townsend, Kate Hudson, Tommy Tiernan
Country Ireland, United Kingdom, United States
Awards 3 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Gold II, Panavision Primo Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, UK
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 250D 5246)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm