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Plot: The film is set in Tuscany during the Black Death. As in the Decameron, ten young Florentines take refuge from the plague. But instead of telling stories, they have lusty adventures, bawdy exchanges, romance and swordplay. There are randy nuns, Saracen pirates, and a sexy cow.
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What a mess
I really wanted to like this film but instead I’m bemused as to how David Leland managed to make such a mess. The plot is scrappy at best, there are far too many characters you are supposed to care about you end up caring about none, it’s never clear who or what the film is really about, the acting is below par and the nudity is gratuitous.
The love affair between Lorenzo (Hayden Christensen) and Pampinea (Mischa Barton) is implausible and you can’t help but feel that something is missing from the beginning of this film to help ground their relationship in something other than the odd coy glance. The acting isn’t terrible but it is unforgivable in key places, in particular whenever Barton and Christensen kiss, which feel so forced and unnatural that it makes me wonder if Barton’s real life boyfriend was on set watching.
I wouldn’t call this film a comedy however there are some very odd moments where it seems comedy is the intention but it just doesn’t work. For example a cameo from David Walliams would be welcome in any comedy but in Virgin Territory it just doesn’t seem to fit – his zany exploits are mistimed and misjudged.
Also, there are many moments that defy all logic (what is Elissa suddenly doing in a lake on her own?) and a part me thinks that Leland was maybe trying to create a film that felt something akin to The Princess Bride. He failed, and he failed because I think he was also trying to create a film that felt like Zoro, or Sense and Sensibility, or Carry on Camping, or American Pie, or…in fact I don’t think even Leland knew what he was trying to do.
The sexual elements are also misplaced with one or two moments where it seems Leland was gunning for the gross-out-teenage-sexual-angst genre. He fails again, falling well short of what we’re used to and only confusing the audience further.
There are some facets of this film I did like: the film is pretty well shot and the scenery in many scenes is a joy. I found Count Dzerzhinsky (Matthew Rhys) a welcome light relief and his character by far the most interesting and Christopher Egan did a fantastic job of portraying Dioneo as the unhinged antagonist. However, these things could never make up for a film that really doesn’t know what it’s doing, which is a shame because it did have potential.
nice, mild, comic treatment on the Decammeron
This nice, mild version the extremely bawdy Decammeron Nights, was so lightly thought of, it was released directly to DVD in the US.
The only reason for the R rating is the a few of the ladies busts are shown,& some suggestive dialogue as same ladies are milking a cow over the clothed body of our hero. What this movie really needed (since the guys are so handsome),was at least a suggestion of some male sex (which was in the original stories). There also should have been at least one whipping or torture scene, or suggestion of. THe above ladies were supposed to be nuns, to me they were not.
Hayden Christensen (Star Wars 2 & 3) is not bad as our stalwart young hero. Mischa Barton is delightful as our pure heroine. Matthew Rhys as a Russian suitor is a comic find,( his character has a very long hard to pronounce name) He rattles this name & his lineage a few times & never misses a beat.
In fact the entire cast is a delight,The script & direction was by David Leland and is good. The settings are beautiful. This is not a great film or even a good adaptation,it is just an enjoyable pleasant,not bawdy enough treatment.
Ratings: *** (out of 4) 83 points (out of 100) IMDb 7 (out of 10)
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 37 min (97 min)
Genre Adventure, Comedy, History
Director David Leland
Writer David Leland
Actors Hayden Christensen, Mischa Barton, Ryan Cartwright
Country Italy, United Kingdom, France, Luxembourg
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera J-D-C Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, UK (processing)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm