“a tempting sample of sexual ripeness”

Found a copy of a screener of “Anton Chekhov’s The Duel” at work. Duels are exciting and dramatic, and a good subject for a movie, I thought. So I watched the trailer.

I looked the movie up online and learned that The New Yorker called the film “a tempting sample of sexual ripeness.”

Based on the first eleven minutes, I can’t say I agree.  There were some boobs, maybe that’s what The New Yorker was talking about?  but they were presented rather coldly, not as a source of fun or joy.

I’ll report back if I watch the rest.

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