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Elephants Gerald's rating of the film Spanking the Monkey

Given what I'd always heard about it, and also given what Russell would become with all his subsequent movies, I was surprised this wasn't the whacked-out screwball babbling cartoon ensemble incest story I'd been imagining. It's really just a quiet & subdued incest story with a lot more going on than the shock value of its logline and title would have you believe.