The End of the Affair – 1.5 stars

The End of the Affair. Ralph Fiennes plays the same brooding, angry, obsessed pain-in-the-ass pathetico he played in The English Patient, only
this time, he’s mooning over the icy Julianne Moore, not the icy Kristin Scott Thomas. Neil Jordan’s film is as grim as WWII era England, Moore nudity is regular but oddly uninspiring, and Stephen Rea steals the picture with his stoic yet growing turn as Moore’s cuckolded yet loving husband. Still, we are stuck with the disturbed Fiennes bemoaning the loss of his love over and
over and over again.

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