Blood and Wine (1997)

BLOOD AND WINE, director Bob Rafelson's sixth (!) collaboration 
with Jack Nicholson, is an uninvolving character drama-turned-caper 
flick.  Jack plays a Miami-based wine dealer, Judy Davis plays his 
wife, Jennifer Lopez is the mistress, Stephen Dorff is the son who 
likes the mistress, and good ol' Michael Caine is dad's wheezing 
"business partner."  The plot revolves around some stolen jewels, 
that the wife and son get hold of.  The acting is very good, the 
screws turn very nicely, but none of the characters resonate in the 
way they should.  Except, I guess, for Caine, who remains interest-
ing from his first appearance to his last.  (Rated "R"/98 min.)

Grade: C+
Copyright 1997 by Michael J. Legeros.  
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Originally posted to triangle.movies in MOVIE HELL: March 30, 1997

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