Dreaming Of Joseph Lees

"Bad"

Dreaming Of Joseph Lees Review


So why is Samantha Morton (Sweet and Lowdown) Dreaming of Joseph Lees? Well, because this movie probably put her to sleep, for starters. While Fox's promotional material touts Lees as "sensual," "feverish," and "macabre," the reality is the movie is "boring," "sedate," and "limp." In 1950s England, Morton's Eva finds herself lusting after childhood buddy Lees (Rupert Graves), the devilishly handsome geologist (woo hoo!) with tales of adventure. Too bad she's also got farmer Harry (Lee Ross) trying to win her affections by getting pummeled in the boxing ring. And he's her cousin (okay, that's macabre). How the movie ends is neither surprising nor particularly interesting... nor is how it gets to that point. Fans of overwrought period pieces will likely be taken by the moody wandering of this picture. Saner viewers will not be.

Nightmare of a Dream.



Facts and Figures

Run time: 92 mins

In Theaters: Friday 26th November 1999

Box Office Worldwide: 7

Budget: $2M

Distributed by: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Production compaines: Fox Searchlight

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 1.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 36%
Fresh: 5 Rotten: 9

IMDB: 6.4 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director: Eric Styles

Starring: as Joseph Lees, as Eva, as Mr. Dian, as Harry, Felix Billson as Robert, as Janie, as Italian Doctor

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