Nineties rom-com star and leading lady Meg Ryan has addressed the role that single-handedly ended her career. Meg Ryan said her time with Hollywood was coming to a close when she starred in the controversial film In The Cut. She said shocking audiences, who were used to her good-girl archetype, with her In The Cut character marked the end of her career as an actress. Related: The dark side of growing up a Disney princess. The movie continues on in a similarly violent and sexual manner.
New York City writing professor, Frannie Avery, has an affair with a police detective who is investigating the murder of a beautiful young woman in her neighborhood. Frannie : The still waters of the water under a frond of stars. The still waters of your mouth under a thicket of kisses. Sign In.
Re-examining the challenging eroticism of In the Cut
Ryan, cast as a morose English teacher who is scared of everything that attracts her, wears her locks in a severely straight, reddish-brown helmet think Heidi Klum meets Annie Hall , and her pixie features all but disappear beneath that stylish intellectual mop. The tuneless dread is matched by the broken-mirror images, as the director, Jane Campion, splinters lower Manhattan into fragments of depopulated grunge. There are back alleys, bohemian tenements, and the occasional strip club, all shot in glowing sunset tones with a wavery handheld camera.
Campion's screenplay is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Susanna Moore. The film focuses on an English teacher who becomes personally entangled with a detective investigating a series of gruesome murders in her Manhattan neighborhood. The film received a limited release on October 22, in the United States, and was subsequently given a wide release on Halloween that year in the United States and United Kingdom. The film received mixed reviews from critics.