Runtime: 1 Hour
and 49 Minutes
You ever heard of a couple of guys known as the Wachowski brothers?
If you haven't, I'm sure that you have heard of one of their movies.
It's this little film called "The
Matrix". Came out a couple years ago. Involved people being
used for energy. Yeah, you know the one I'm talking about. Well it
just so happens that these guys made a movie before "The
Matrix" that is a bit more restrained and finely crafted.
It's called "Bound" and it will make you forget all about
that other movie of theirs. What was it called again?
"Bound" primarily takes place in an apartment building.
Actually about 80 to 90 percent of the film takes place within two
apartments. One of the apartments belongs to Corky (Gina Gershon)
and the other belongs to Violet (Jennifer Tilly) and Ceasar (Joe Pantoliano).
Corky has just been released from prison after doing five years for
redistribution of wealth, which is what she prefers to
call it anyway. She has been hired on in the building to do odd jobs,
such as plumbing, etc. She bumps into Violet and Ceasar almost immediately.
Violet takes an interest in Corky and is soon at her door with a cup
of coffee in hand. Violet eventually sets up a ruse to lure Corky
into her apartment. To unclog her drain of all things.
It eventually leads to some lesbian action between the two, which
is this films lone claim to whatever limited fame it may have.
Turns out Ceasars involved with the mob and is going to have
somewhere in the neighborhood of two million dollars at the apartment
within a few days. Violet wants to leave him, but she also has her
eye on the money. She goes to Corky and proposes a partnership in
more ways than one. What follows is an inspired heist that hits about
every snag imaginable. It will keep you on the edge of your seat as
the story takes you in directions you never thought possible at the
The actors all give fine performances. They have a very lived in feel
to them. Much when you enter a house and see shoes in the hallway,
newspapers lying about in the living room, and the toilet seat up
in the bathroom. You know people live there. Real people. The sort
you might bump into on the street. Thats the feel that these
three principal characters have. They actually have the feel of living,
breathing human beings. Something that is not often found in films
nowadays. Granted they arent the sort of people I would want
to bump into on the street, but they are that type of person just
the same. Well, I guess I wouldnt mind bumping into either of
Yeah, I know. Im a pig. I will never be looked at the same again.
The truth can sometimes be a difficult thing to restrain. Besides,
come on guys. Like you havent had wild fantasies about lesbians
at some point in your life. For the ladies out there: If a guy says
he hasnt had these sorts of thoughts before, your bullshit meter
should be going off like youre at the running of the bulls in
I guess I digressed a bit there, but I felt it was worth mentioning
given the subject matter of the film. The film has lesbians, and a
great scene involving them doing their thing (actually two scenes!).
Now "Bound" does have more to offer than just that. It even
involves a pretty cool scene involving a toilet. Not quite as chilling
as the one in The Conversation,
but cool anyway. Any time you can use a toilet to further the plot
of your film in an intelligent manner, I am all for it. Plus youve
got Gina Gershon using one of the snake things to unclog
a bathtub. That is something that needs to be seen at least once in
So, if lesbians, an intriguing toilet, stealing from the mafia, and
Gina Gershon unclogging a tub with one of those snake
things sounds like your idea of a good time, you should check out
Bound. To be quite honest I dont see how plot elements
like those couldnt interest person in at least some way, shape,