Boxing Helena (1993)

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Avg Rating: 3.7 / 5. Voted: 34

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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)
Country: USA
Language: English (Optional Eng Subs)
Runtime: 01:45:19

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.

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Porusniuc Adina
Porusniuc Adina
August 18, 2021 12:04 pm

Pretty good!Thank you Eum.

Karen
Karen
August 19, 2021 1:58 am

This movie was pretty bad. Hopefully, she improved as a filmmaker.

Gimme Danger
Gimme Danger
Reply to  Karen
August 19, 2021 8:11 pm

She did. Check out Chained and, Security.

Gimme Danger
Gimme Danger
Reply to  Gimme Danger
August 19, 2021 10:49 pm

or is it Surveillance?

TypicalGirls
TypicalGirls
Reply to  Gimme Danger
August 20, 2021 2:41 am

Surveillance! I haven’t seen it yet but agree that Chained was good.

Karen
Karen
Reply to  Gimme Danger
August 20, 2021 8:28 pm

She was pretty young when she wrote the movie, so it’s no surprise that it didn’t turn out so well.

Zed Man
Zed Man
September 12, 2021 10:04 am

She has a nice growler.

FrankyTeardrop
FrankyTeardrop
November 11, 2021 5:36 am

never trust the british

Ceafall
Ceafall
January 29, 2022 9:42 pm

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.

Blaze
Blaze
February 20, 2022 8:45 am

I actually thought this movie was a pretty good Sherilyn Fenn was really beautiful in this movie