Boxing Helena (1993)

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Avg Rating: 3.8 / 5. Voted: 42

No one cared thus far. Do you?

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.

August 19, 2021 1:58 am

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

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

She has a nice growler.

November 11, 2021 5:36 am

never trust the british

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.

February 20, 2022 8:45 am

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

January 7, 2023 10:50 am

*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.