Boxing Helena (1993)
Directed by: Jennifer Lynch
Starring: Sherilyn Fenn (Helena), Julian Sands (Dr. Nick Cavanaugh), Betsy Clark (Anne), Meg Register (Mother), Bill Paxton (Ray), Kurtwood Smith (Dr. Alan), Art Garfunkel (Dr. Lawrence)
Language: English (Optional Eng Subs)
Plot/Genres – Spoilers:
A successful surgeon Nick has plain Anne, but craves ravishing Helena – a woman he clumsily slept with once, and whose promiscuity brings back fond memories of his mother. So he decides to keep Helena.
Genres: Body Modification, Captivity-Kidnapping, Voyeur
More thoughts – Massive Spoilers
If it all were just a dream, that would be a sensible way to avoid all the nitty-gritties of reality. How does Helena look when she wakes up and her hair hasn’t been done perfectly. Is she still attractive to Nick when he’s helping her take a shit – assuming he’s not into shit.
There’s a nice detail of Helena’s head propped up by a pillow. But in Nick’s world, the visual perfection of a limbless Helena surrounded by beautiful flowers would most likely be offset by such seemingly minor, nodding realities.
Pretty good!Thank you Eum.
This movie was pretty bad. Hopefully, she improved as a filmmaker.
She has a nice growler.
never trust the british
I didn’t expect that ending though. Despite being promiscuous as she is, it seems like Helena is still hungry for more extreme obsession/captivity play. Maybe that’s the horror of the story. idk. I think it would be also interesting if she approaches Nick with that mindset after her accident. Yandere x Yandere? Then the sexy scenes could be used to create some horror tension or creepy built-up for the characters instead of brushing it off as romance.
I actually thought this movie was a pretty good Sherilyn Fenn was really beautiful in this movie
*spoilers*? A movie symbolic of a culture of patriarchy and male domination over women. The fantasy that many men have, and/or view women as objects rather than people or a person.
Sure, it’s kind of corny at times, dorky acting/scenarios, but you have to look into the deeper meaning as a whole. Plus, Sherilyn Fenn is gorgeous.
Annoyingly disappointing. It’s about an irritating guy named Nick (Julian Sands is perfect for the role) who thinks he loves Helena. The movie isn’t sure if it wants to be a comedy or a serious drama. In the end, daddy’s little rich girl director Jennifer Lynch didn’t know where to go with it and made the whole thing just a horseshit dream with no rhyme or reason to it. Soft voices and loud music production issues too. The scene where Nick is banging the girl in front of Helena just drags on and on with that shitty song playing in the background. What a waste of time and money. I should have listen to the critics.