The Intended Movie Review 2002

Information and Film Reviews for The Intended the Movie

Staff rating

Visitor rating
3.0 4.0 from 1 reviews

Period melodrama set in steamy 1920s Indochina. Ambitious young surveyor (Feild) heads upriver with his older fiancee (McTeer) in hopes of starting a new life at a colonial trading post. Of course, all is not right when they arrive. They find the post run by scary militant widow Fricker, surrounded by a freakshow of family and hangers-on. Her son, a disgustingly oily slacker (Maudsley), is angry when mommy decides to pass control over to a nephew instead of him and starts scheming. While Maudsley's unhinged nanny (Dukakis) creepily fawns over him, he casts a greedy eye towards McTeer. Wonderfully twisted over-the-top horror show reminds at times of Old Dark House thrillers of the '30s, minus the knowing, tongue-in-cheek humor. Takes itself way too seriously, but it's good fun for fans of unintentional camp.


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Available on DVD
Running time 110 minutes.
Originally from British, Danish.

Cast and Crew

Family Drama, Period Piece: 1920s, Asia, Jungle Stories, Widows & Widowers, Otherwise Engaged, Monster Moms, Aunts & Uncles, Nieces & Nephews, Cousins
Kristian Levring
Janet McTeer, J.J. Feild, Olympia Dukakis, Brenda Fricker, Tony Maudsley, David Bradley, Philip Jackson, Robert Pugh
Jens Schlosser
Kristian Levring
Matthew Herbert
Stuart Wilson, Nicholas Wayman-Harris, Andrew McClelland, Lars Nielsen
Patricia Kruijer, Malene Blenkov, Parallax Independent, Produktionsselskrabet, IFC Films

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