All's Affair in War and Sex
End of the Affair
Review by Ross Anthony

Oozing like a maple tree with schmaltz, you'll have to peer over the grizzlies in the front row lapping it up off their paws. If the director was going for a look/touch/feel recreation of a movie made during the period portrayed in this film (1940's) - then he got it. Save for the sex scenes, which rival even the fleshiest of modern day films. (Perhaps, he made the exception for Julianne Moore?)

Very watchable, although there isn't much more than an affair film here - okay, a little bit more. The relationship between the lover and hired private eye is actually quite sweet. And the ending is touched off nicely with a truly welcomed surprise to an otherwise predicable piece.

  • End of the Affair. Copyright © 2000. Rated R.
  • Starring Ralph Fiennes, Julianne Moore, Stephen Rea.
  • Directed by Neil Jordan.
  • Screenplay by Neil Jordan.
  • Based on the novel by Graham Greene.
  • Produced by Stephen Woolley and Neil J. at Columbia Pictures.


Copyright © 2000. Ross Anthony, currently based in Los Angeles, has scripted and shot documentaries, music videos, and shorts in 35 countries across North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. For more reviews visit:

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