I love it when I find a movie in the bargain bin, watch it, and it turns out to be really good. Such is the case with The Bride. The cinematography is beautifully done, creating a rich atmosphere and setting for the story. Filmed in England and France, the locations add some real authenticity to the story; this is no Hollywood back lot. Some may criticize the acting skills of the leads or the degree of depth in the story line, but one thing is sure, the movie is consistent in story, direction, mood, and content from beginning to end, a well delivered package. I also enjoyed this spin on the Frankenstein monster; he's got personality and character. Instead of being only an object of horror as in other films, the viewer gets to know and identify with him as the movie progresses, coming to care for his success and well being. As another viewer stated previously, approach this movie as a Gothic novel instead of a horror story, and you're sure to find some enjoyment from it.
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The Bride (1985)
The Bride is a movie starring Sting, Jennifer Beals, and Anthony Higgins. After years of research, the doctor finally succeeds in creating the perfect woman, who gets the name "Eva".
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After the creation of his creature, Dr. Frankenstein researches and creates a perfect woman, Eva, to be the mate of the creature. However, the anxiety of the creature creates havoc in the laboratory that is burnt down and explodes, killing Frankenstein's assistants Dr. Zahlus and Paulus. Dr. Frankenstein believes the creature died too but he flees to the woods. Soon he meets and befriends the dwarf Rinaldo, who gives a name to him, Viktor, and invites him to work in a circus in Budapest. Meanwhile Frankenstein and his house keeper Mrs. Baumann (Geraldine Page) teach Eva how to behave and to be independent. One day, Frankenstein introduces Eva to the high-society, telling that she was found amnesic in the woods and has become his protégée. But Frankenstein becomes obsessed of Eva while Viktor and she have a strange connection. What will happen to Eva?
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A pleasant surpriseReviewed byspinman140Vote: 7/10
As far as characters go, "The Bride" goes into depth with its subplots about both Frankenstein's monster and of course the bride of the monster, both trying to adapt to society in general, while Dr. Frankenstein keeps the bride in the dark about her true origins. Meanwhile, the "monster", later renamed Viktor, meets a midget which starts a subplot reminiscent of "Of Mice and Men" with a freakshow/carnival setting, and to be honest, this keeps going for some time.
Too long, actually. It feels like the movie is merely treading water and next time the story gets moving is not long before it comes to an end.
It would have been better if it had been considerably shorter actually.
After years of research, the doctor (Sting) finally succeeds in creating the perfect woman, who gets the name "Eva" (Jennifer Beals).
Frankstein's full name in the film is Baron Charles Frankenstein, unlike Mary Shelley's Victor Frankenstein or Universal's Henry Frankenstein. The dwarf in the film is named Rinaldo, also the name of blacklisted Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein screenwriter Frederic I. Rinaldo, who also wrote the scripts for several Universal films, including Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951); Hold That Ghost (1941); The Black Cat (1941) and The Invisible Woman (1940). I like that Rinaldo nod. I was confused why they had to give Frankenstein a new name, but it does make sense later on... though it might have made more sense to stick with Henry if they were going to go off-canon.
The film received negative reviews and a Razzie nomination for Beals. I'm not sure why this happened. Yes, Beals is not amazing, and for those who thought she would be huge after "Flashdance", they might be disappointed. But a Razzie? And the film as a whole is an interesting take -- I liked it. I didn't love it, but I liked it.