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Savage Grace (2008)

JULIANNE MOORE AND BELEN RUEDA
JULIANNE MOORE AND BELEN RUEDA

Details Limited Release: May 30, 2008; Rated: Unrated; Length: 97 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Stephen Dillane and Julianne Moore; Distributor: IFC Films

Oedipus gets a jet-set makeover in this adaptation of the acclaimed nonfiction shocker about the lethal love triangle between high society harpy Barbara Baekeland (Julianne Moore), her philandering husband (Stephen Dillane), and their disturbed son (Eddie Redmayne). Moore, a mother of two, has explored maternal bonds before on film. Did she feel connected to her character in Savage? ''Oh, Christ, no!'' she laughs. Still, the actress couldn't resist the script's perverse charm. ''Here was a story that you just couldn't make up,'' she says. ''I was fascinated.'' (May 30)

Originally posted Apr 17, 2008 Published in issue #988-989 Apr 25, 2008 Order article reprints