Angels and Insects (1995)

This starchy, soft-core stew of Darwinism, entomology, and Victor-
ian class conflict moves at about half-speed, which means that you
may be asleep during the juicier bits.  The story is adapted from
A.S. Byatt's novella "Morpho Eugenia" and it centers on a young
"natural scientist" (Mark Rylance), whose extended stay at an
English country home takes several unexpected-- and occasionally
erotic-- turns.  British actress-and-occasional-pop-singer Patsy
Kensit has little presence as the daughter he marries, but Kristin
Scott Thomas (FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL) is an exceptional charm
as the saner, smarter sister.  Recommended... as a sleeping aid.
(Rated "R"/117 min.)

Originally posted to triangle.movies in MOVIE HELL: March 10, 1996

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