Butterfly Kiss

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Product Overview

Eunice and Miriam are a pair of unlikely lovers on a lethal road trip through Britain. Eunice, an unpredictable social outcast, one day meets Miriam, a beautiful yet withdrawn gas station attendant, and before long the two are on the road and in love. Even when Eunice starts murdering horny truckers and pesky salesmen Miriam believes she can save her friend. The question is, can Miriam make Eunice good before Eunice makes Miriam bad? The film features music by Bjork and PJ Harvey.


Studio First Run Features
SKU 40167935
UPC 720229910194
UPC 14 00720229910194
Format DVD
Release Date 8/27/2014
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Michael Winterbottom's first theatrical feature is a wildly anarchic road movie in which two lesbians fall for each other while speeding through Northern England on a murder spree. Amanda Plummer stars as the exuberantly off-kilter Eunice and Saskia Reeves plays the obsessive Miriam, who falls under Eunice's peculiar spell when she stumbles into her gas station one unassuming afternoon looking for someone named Judith. Little does she realize that Eunice is a cold-blooded killer without any semblance of a conscience. By the time she does discover Eunice's predilection for murder, she's too head-over-heels in love with her to do the right thing and turn her in. Miriam becomes so obsessed with her new lover, that when she discovers a body in the trunk of Eunice's car, she insists they bury it quickly so that no one will find out. As they continue their journey to nowhere, Miriam delves into Eunice's tantalizing and reckless world of murder and begins to wonder if she can separate right from wrong herself. Winterbottom's off-kilter comedy features an electrifyingly insane performance from Plummer, and incorporates a soundtrack by tough girl bands that is a good compliment to the proceedings (PJ Harvey, Bjork, The Cranberries, etc.).
Memorable Quotes
Quote "Punishment is the only thing I understand." -- Eunice (AMANDA PLUMMER).
Quote "He doesn't see me!" -- Eunice (AMANDA PLUMMER), screaming at the sky, referring to God.
Quote "Are you Judith?" -- what Eunice (AMANDA PLUMMER) keeps asking her victims.
Quote "I'll make you evil before you make me good." -- Eunice (AMANDA PLUMMER), to Miriam (SASKIA REEVES).
Variety "...Breathtakingly original....From its opening shots, BUTTERFLY KISS exudes a confidence and distinctive feel that promises something rather special..." 02/20/1995
New York Times "...[Plummer delivers a] brave, blazing performance..." 05/03/1996 p.C19
Los Angeles Times "...A taut work of rigor and complexity, laced with flashes of pitch-dark humor..." 06/06/1996 p.F3
Chicago Sun-Times "...The performances have a gravity about them that is unusual in the movies..." 08/09/1996 p.31
Michael Winterbottom
Saskia Reeves
Amanda Plummer
Cast & Crew
Amanda Plummer - Actor
Des McAleer - Actor
Kathy Jamieson - Actor
Lisa Jane Riley - Actor
Saskia Reeves - Actor
Rachael Fleming - Costume Designer
Michael Winterbottom - Director
Seamus McGarvey - Director of Photography
Trevor White - Editor
Bjork - Music
PJ Harvey - Music
John Harle - Musical Score
Julie Baines - Producer
Sarah Daniel - Producer
Rupert Miles - Production Designer
Frank Cottrell Boyce - Writer
Technical Info
Catalog ID 91094
UPC 00720229910194
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 90 minutes
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review The wounds of mental sickness, loneliness and need in Butterfly Kiss are so deep we can hardly watch. The women begin a journey across England, Eunice killing and Miriam mostly cleaning up after her, as we begin to understand how these two deeply scarred, incomplete personalities have somehow found the perfect fit.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource Los Angeles Times
Review A taut work of rigor and complexity, laced with flashes of pitch-dark humor.
ReviewRating 8
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
The New ork Times A twisted British answer to Thelma and Louise!
Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle Plummer gives her strangest, most uninhibited screen performance to date.
Cosmopolitan An icily comic powerhouse film!
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