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Destroyer- Nicole Kidman

It got so so reviews-

Just finished it on Hulu.

Holy SHIT. Nicole Kidman was amazing and I really enjoyed it-

I really was gobsmacked by her performance- Should have been nominated for the Oscar and I think I would have given it to her!

by Anonymousreply 43Last Monday at 1:14 AM

I've always liked Nicole Kidman. I'll have to watch this.

by Anonymousreply 104/11/2019

R1- She has always been a fave of mine- but after this she is now in my top 3 with Ms. Lange.

There is a scene with Bradley Whitford on the earlier side of the film that knocked my socks off.

I am beyond shocked that she did not get Oscar traction with this. This was far better than Glenn in The Good Wife-

by Anonymousreply 204/11/2019

Kidman was fine but the makeup was something else. I saw it in the cinema and it was like watching Zombie Nicole Kidman for two hours.

Sebastian Stan tho.

I watched Karyn Kasuma’s previous film The Invitation last weekend, it is worth seeing, with Logan Marshall Green and Tammy Blanchard. It certainly seems like Jordan Peele has seen it.

by Anonymousreply 304/11/2019

Why, did she wear a prosthetic nose, R3?

by Anonymousreply 404/11/2019

R3- I agree, she did NOT need all that makeup-


I am telling you all again. I highly recommend this film.

And I am curious what everyone will think!!

by Anonymousreply 504/11/2019

The Destroyer got a 6 on IMDb, so I will probably pass.

by Anonymousreply 604/11/2019

Hulu has it. Just watched and I liked it much more than I thought I would. Not a classic like a The Invitation but maybe in time. I knew he was in movie but I didn’t realize DL Fave Sebastian Stan was Nicole’s love interest. I also thought instead of a few closeups she looked beautiful in movie.

by Anonymousreply 704/12/2019

I really liked this movie. Much more entertaining than The Wife.

by Anonymousreply 804/12/2019

She was good in Big Little Lies season 1. Now with her side by side with Meryl in season 2 should be interesting.

by Anonymousreply 904/12/2019

skunt will do anything for a nomination.....

luv her ever changing nose jobs...

u can alwys count on nic's face to be 'new' ev year....

by Anonymousreply 1004/12/2019

Just watched it - total crap. 1/10

by Anonymousreply 1104/12/2019

Must we keep rubbing it in that The Wife sucked? I mean have some pity.

by Anonymousreply 1204/12/2019

Terrible film

by Anonymousreply 1304/12/2019

Poor poor Glennie.

How is that , you poor dear ?

by Anonymousreply 14Last Saturday at 3:20 PM

Enjoyed it. I thought Kidman gave a great, raw performance. I felt she deserved an Oscar nomination. She did some really good work last year with Destroyer and Boy Erased.

I thought I would roll my eyes at her having to play 29 opposite Sebastian Stan but it wasn't that distracting and they had great chemistry.

My only problem is that I think the ending created a plot hole.

by Anonymousreply 15Last Saturday at 3:25 PM

This movie was billed as Ugly Nicole but the exception of a few closeups I thought she never looked better. The color of her hair and the cinematography made her eyes beautiful when she was supposed to be ugly.

by Anonymousreply 16Last Saturday at 5:14 PM

Yes, despite the 20 year age difference you would have never known but Nicole made a good couple with Sexy Man SS.

by Anonymousreply 17Last Saturday at 5:16 PM

Interesting, r6; which "The Destroyer" would that be?

by Anonymousreply 18Last Saturday at 5:25 PM

I cannot say enough how much I loved Nicole in this role. Between this and Big Little Lies, she has truly become one of my favorites-

Based on the shit I have read about her father, that I 100% believe, she has a darkness in her that really lends herself to these roles.

I am scared of the real Nicole, quite frankly.

But she is a fantastic actress.

ON IMDB, they really eviscerated this film. I wondered if it was the Scienos....

And yes, Sebastian Stan was stunning and also very, very good.

This film stayed with me- still surprised by the hate for the film..

by Anonymousreply 19Last Saturday at 5:33 PM

I read the regular people reviews in IMDb but above poster is right sometimes the posters feel like plants I also read rotten tomatoes even thought I heard the other one is more accurate. What is it called ? Metrocritic ?

by Anonymousreply 20Last Saturday at 5:44 PM

kidman is box office poison (botox princess omg)

who keeps hiring this stepford wife????

by Anonymousreply 21Last Saturday at 5:49 PM

She gets hired because she is a fascinating actress and I assume she makes some money oversees. Also see was the star (for the first 5 minutes) of The big moneymaker Aguaman. It was a hoot to watch her kick ass.

by Anonymousreply 22Last Saturday at 5:55 PM


by Anonymousreply 23Last Saturday at 5:55 PM

She was also in sleeper hit "The Upside" which has quietly made over $100 million dollars. She chooses good projects.

by Anonymousreply 24Last Saturday at 6:00 PM

Ugh. That Kevin guy had another hit.

by Anonymousreply 25Last Saturday at 6:02 PM

Funny how her talent and career long ago surpassed Tommy's, who now just does action pic sequels.

by Anonymousreply 26Last Saturday at 6:42 PM

kidman bleeds the life out of every film she violates with her prescence

by Anonymousreply 27Last Saturday at 8:36 PM

She's never been one of my favorites but I have a lot of respect for her. She has worked with directors such as von Trier, taken on roles in smaller indie movies, did "Big Little Lies", Season 2 of "Top of the Lake", etc. She's had a far more interesting career than a number of her Hollywood peers.

by Anonymousreply 28Last Saturday at 8:46 PM

many more have tanked than have made $$$.....honey

by Anonymousreply 29Last Saturday at 9:25 PM

R16 I think you mean the colour of her wig.

by Anonymousreply 30Last Saturday at 9:35 PM

does she now a days pay to be in b movies??

by Anonymousreply 31Last Saturday at 10:09 PM

I agree with your assessment, R28; she has never been one of my “favorites” either, but her brave and diverse selection of roles has earned my respect!

by Anonymousreply 32Last Sunday at 12:32 AM

She also seems to break the rule about actresses over 40 and 50 not getting good roles.

by Anonymousreply 33Last Sunday at 12:37 AM

R29 that can be said about almost any movie star.

by Anonymousreply 34Last Sunday at 12:38 AM

Hell, she was even good in "Aquaman."

by Anonymousreply 35Last Sunday at 1:25 AM

How was her season in Top of the Lake ?

by Anonymousreply 36Last Sunday at 3:06 AM

I’m curious about that too, R36?

by Anonymousreply 37Last Sunday at 3:50 AM

she made so much from Chanel and her legendary contract with them, she don't gotta work no mo...

by Anonymousreply 38Last Sunday at 4:07 AM

I thought Kidman's performance was great, but her make-up was a bit stupid and the film disappointing.

by Anonymousreply 39Last Sunday at 4:13 AM

R36 & R37 Great! And I'm speaking as a Kidman hater. The character was batshit crazy and Kidman delivered in spades. The series itself Top of the Lake: China Girl had a so-so first episode and a way too tidy it all up last episode but all the episodes in between were very good.

by Anonymousreply 40Last Sunday at 4:36 AM

I wouldn’t recommend Destroyer but if you were interested I wouldn’t dissuade you. Kusama’s previous film The Invitation is more worthy of your time.

by Anonymousreply 41Last Sunday at 6:52 AM

R41 Couldn't agree more.

by Anonymousreply 42Last Monday at 12:08 AM

That is why most of us are interested in Destroyer we all have seen Invitation and was hoping for more of the same. When the film failed to get any oscar nominations and a major release it was assumed the movie was bad. I watched for free at Hulu while the film wasn't perfect I thought it was pretty good. Who knows it might one day be a cult classic like Invitation.

by Anonymousreply 43Last Monday at 1:14 AM
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