Rent The Crying Game (1992)

3.7 of 5 from 164 ratings
1h 47min
Rent The Crying Game (aka The Soldier's Wife) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
Fergus (Stephen Rea) is an IRA "volunteer" who reluctantly takes part in the kidnapping of a black British soldier, Jody (Forest Whitaker), stationed in Northern Ireland. When the kidnapping goes terribly wrong, Fergus escapes to London and tracks down Jody's glamorous girlfriend Dil (Jaye Davidson), spurred on by a promise made to his former hostage. Tailing Fergus are two fiercely loyal IRA operatives.
Actors:
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Directors:
Writers:
Neil Jordan
Others:
Neil Jordan, Stephen Woolley, Kant Pan
Aka:
The Soldier's Wife
Studio:
Optimum
Genres:
British Films, Drama, Thrillers
Countries:
UK
Awards:

1993 BAFTA Best British Film

1993 Oscar Best Original Screen Play

BBFC:
Release Date:
16/09/2002
Run Time:
107 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Commentary from director Neil Jordan
  • Alternative ending
  • Original trailer
  • The Crying Game featurette
BBFC:
Release Date:
Not available for rental
Run Time:
107 minutes
Formats:
Pal
Colour:
Colour

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Reviews (2) of The Crying Game

The good the bad and the OK - The Crying Game review by JD

Spoiler Alert
12/11/2009

Some brilliant acting notably by Miranda Richardson, Forest Whitaker was good but was not up to his usual brilliance, and some fairly dire performances too. There are twists that keep the plot going enough to be quite watchable.

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Recommended - but it's not a film to watch with your granny :) - The Crying Game review by RP

Spoiler Alert
19/03/2012

Not sure what genre this film falls into: it's a sort of cross between a sexual / psychological / terrorist / thriller story. It's a tale of two halves. In the first half, the story goes like this: during the Troubles in N Ireland, a British soldier in civvies (Jody, played by Forest Whitaker managing a half decent Brit accent) is picked up at a fairground and lured away by a blonde girl (Jude, played by Miranda Richardson). He is kidnapped by the IRA and held hostage, guarded by Fergus (very well played by Stephen Rea) who strike up a sort of friendship. Jody knows he will be killed and asks Fergus to 'look after' his girlfriend Dil (well played by Jaye Davidson), at home in London. The IRA's demands are not met and Fergus is assigned to execute Jody. In the second half, Fergus has travelled to England to escape his IRA ex-colleagues and is working on a building site under the name of Jimmy. He looks up Jody's girl Dil and falls for her, but all is not what it seems. And at the end, the IRA come looking for Fergus/Jimmy to get him to do one last job...

The film won an Oscar for Best Screenplay and was nominated for several other awards. The character of Jimmy/Fergus is key to the film, and apart from the excellent screenplay (written by director Neil Jordan) it is the acting of Stephen Rea which is central to the film's success. I enjoyed it, but it's not a film to watch with your granny :) Recommended – 4/5 stars.

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