Best Movies by Farr

The Crying Game

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What's it About

After hollow-eyed IRA soldier Fergus (Rea) befriends British captive Jody (Whitaker), he is given the task of executing him by dogmatic group leaders. Tormented by his violent past, Fergus finally flees Ireland for the expatriate demimonde of London, and looks up Jody's lover, Dil (Davidson), a seductive chanteuse with a shocking secret life of her own.

Why we love it

Irish director Jordan made a big splash with this "Game," a kinky psychological thriller with a twist ending no one could stop talking about. Beyond the surface titillation, Jordan portrays the struggle between emotional and physical desire and more rational issues of loyalty, both political and personal. Rea mesmerizes as the IRA grunt haunted by his previous life, and Davidson is a marvel as the aloof, unapologetically sensual Dil.

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BEST MOVIES BY FARR is your personal guide to great movies to rent, stream, or buy; to watch at home or on-the-go. Led by film advocate John Farr, the Best Movies by Farr team works as a "quality filter" for the discerning moviegoer. Every day, we bring you the best of the best, the fantastic familiar films and hidden gems, to answer that age-old question: "What should we watch tonight?"