BOXING HELENA (18)
D: Jennifer Chambers Lynch
Main Line (Carl Mazzocone)
USA 🇺🇸 1993
W: Jennifer Chambers Lynch
DP: Frank Byers
Ed: David Finfer
Mus: Graeme Revell
Julian Sands (Dr. Nick Cavanaugh), Sherilyn Fenn (Helena), Bill Paxton (Ray O'Malley), Art Garfunkel (Dr. Laurence Augustine), Kurtwood Smith (Dr. Alan Palmer), Betsy Clark (Anne Garrett)
Often considered one of the worst films of all time. Objectifying women and completely degrading.
Julian Sands plays an obsessed surgeon who amputates the arms and legs of a woman who spurned his advances.
The biggest problem is that you don't know who to root for. Both characters are unlikeable and the film is tedious and offensive. A pathetic attempt from David Lynch's daughter to imitate her father's nightmarish style.
Kim Basinger was originally hired to play the lead female role, but dropped out due to issues with the script, sparking a bitter legal dispute which saw a large settlement for the producers which almost caused Basinger to file for bankruptcy. The legal case is actually a more entertaining story than this movie.