Butterfly Kiss (1995)

Audacious and irritating in roughly equal parts, this is a bold attempt to make a British road movie, with body-pierced bisexual serial murderess Amanda Plummer trailing dumpy, shut-in services counter girl Saskia Reeves around the motorways and lay-bys of the North of England. They meet a variety of quirky British drudges and Amanda kills them, while Saskia hopes glumly that the mass murderess will get better. Both actresses do sterling and revealing work but are undone by niggles: Plummer by an accent that comes and goes and Reeves by an innate intelligence that makes her attempt at stupidity seem mannered.

First Published In: Empire (issue unknown)

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