Movie Review: The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)

The-Cook, The-Thief, His-Wife & Her Lover (1989)The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

MPAA Rating: NA

Length: 124 Minutes

Year: 1989

Genre: Drama

Plot Summary: The wife of an oafish restaurant owner becomes bored with her husband and considers an affair with a regular patron.

Director: Peter Greenaway

Writer: Peter Greenaway

Stars: Richard Bohringer, Michael Gambon, Helen Mirren

Buy or Rent – The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)


Review: This is one of the few movies that really held my attention throughout its duration, partly due to the high levels of nudity but some credit is due to it having an actual storyline. Trust me when I say this, the funniest part of this movie was at the end, the entire time, I was there saying “oh shit”, because that was one messed up revenge, but rightly deserved.


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