Intense, erotic crime thriller with Gina Gershon as an ex-con who, after having a sexual liaison with neighbor Jennifer Tilly, joins forces with her to dupe gangster boyfriend Joe Pantoliano out of $2 million of laundered loot.
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I Wachowski brothers si fanno strada a Hollywood con questo ottimo thriller erotico,in cui la pulsione sessuale è davvero strepitosa perchè è percepita in ogni dove ma non sfocia mai. Le due donne sono fantastiche e Pantoliano regge il terzetto alla grande. Meno belle le scene coi mafiosi,troppo imbolsiti e stereotipati. Cmq davvero un bel lavoro,di quelli che non invecchiano di un giorno.
A completely unknown film to me before this, but was pleasantly surprised when I decided to choose a movie blindly one night. A fresh and energetic take on caper and neo-noir films, and although I usually avoid Tilly, I quite liked her in this. Great editing as well, especially towards the end when things get paranoid. What really impressed me was the tight focus and the economical way of constructing the narrative.
I loved Bound... it was fast and fun, and far surpasses the more complicated bigger budget work the Wachowski's have directed, Matrix onward. The intelligence lies in its simplicity and focus. The first half is the girls fucking and scheming, the second is watching Joe Pantoliano scrambling to stay alive and lashing out in violence. I wish more crime/noir films were so lucid and intelligent.
The characters being lesbians isn't either an asset or a hindrance, as this film doesn't have as much of a queer movie focus, preferring to be heavy in its money-scheme plot after the first act, rather than being deep in story. While it's watchable, it certainly doesn't break any new ground, nor is it more than an overcomplicated melodrama that the Wachowski's would be known for later with their Matrix films.
Una película para pasar el rato un sábado por la madrugada. ¿Quién dijo que era una película erótica? "Lazos ardientes" se empalma a las películas serie B, sobre mafias, traiciones y millonarios robos que incluyen una escena sexual que ni si quiera es tan motivadora.