Hideous Kinky (1998) - Adventure, Drama, Romance

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Hideous Kinky is the story of two sisters (seven and five years old) traveling with their hippie mother from London to Morocco. They encounter many adventures, new experiences, and ... See full summary »

IMDB: 6.1
Director: Gillies MacKinnon
Stars: Kate Winslet, Bella Riza
Length: 98 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 17 out of 79 found boring (21.51%)

One-line Reviews (48)

No real plot or story line - it meandered like an unchecked stream (I sound like a hippie now!

Despite the relatively weak story, the characters are engrossing, especially the two girls.

Not your typical "chick flick", this Kate Winslet drama is at sometime a drama and other times a coming of age movie with Kate on the sidelines.

Hideously Boring .

What is required, perhaps, is a thorough understanding of the times, and the attitudes effectuated by them; for the allurement of an awareness that can effect spiritual release is compelling, and the wisdom thought to be afforded by the fool on the hill can be an irresistible enticement even today.

The story was predictable; there was never any dramatic tension.

Of course British accents normally don't bother me much but in this case it did, which was probably due to the overall style of the movie added to it and it's unlikely and/or uninteresting moments.

Instead, its just pointless.

Morocco was indeed portrayed as a fascinating, beautiful place to visit.

The music score is one of the most exciting with lots of 70's rock and roll combined with middle eastern exotic that will carry you away to another culture and another time.

A thoroughly enjoyable movie.

fascinating .

Half way through this tedious journey, one gets the disappointing feeling that it "ain't gonna get any better", and guess what - it didn't.

One is its vivid photography, which well captures the brilliant light and colours of Marrakesh (a fascinating if exhausting place to visit).

Deserves some credit but overall a weak, uninteresting and annoying little movie.

This is a really fascinating film, extremely well-acted (the two little girls are especially good), whose only flaw is an ending that is a bit too neat.

I came across the book via an entry in a book called "1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die", which I have come to trust as a great pointer to entertaining works.

The two little girls, played by Bella Riza and Carrie Mullan, absolutely stole every scene they were in and the movie is probably worth watching just for the two of them being in it.

Some uneventful stuff happens, dude, and they like wander around mooching off people, and when the going gets really rough they decide to return to the up-tight world of civilization, back in London.

Everyone else will most likely be bored and annoyed.

I loved this movie, - the kids acting was superb, Kate was a joy to watch as usual, the location was stunning and the soundtrack makes me want to go out a buy the CD.

Overall I found this movie to be very enjoyable and I would definitely recommend it.

The scenery is stunning, the colours of Morrocco vibrant and the glimpse into another culture is well executed.

I mention this only because Julia has a couple of dreams great-granddad would not have had any trouble with, but Lucy's dreams eg the disembodied hand are more intriguing.

Kate Winslet is stunning to watch, as always, and her character is artfully portrayed with both painful honesty and dignity.

There was absoloutely no story, no intelligent dialogue, and a gratituous shot of Kate Winslet's boobs.

I won`t bother to apologise , it`s an easy mistake to make Actually I would have enjoyed Harvey Keitel turning up in this film blowing away a few bad guys because this would have given HIDEOUS KINKY some male appeal since this is a dreary chick flick about nothing much of interest .

The story line meandered through numerous uninteresting sub-plots including possible mysterious criminal background, some sort of slave-like manual labour, near death illness, and nightmare/flashback scenes.

I found this film to be nearly unwatchable.

I found it enjoyable .

Parts were interesting and the next minute it was boring and confusing.

A dull drama set in Morocco.

I also love photography, especially when someone goes to obvious great lengths to put together breathtaking scenes.

I recall purchasing the Esther Freud novel a few years ago and I honestly must say that reading it was a pretty tedious affair; even for a novel, its pace was sometimes excruciatingly slow and its adequate use of character development greatly marred by the story's very weak plot.

"Hideous Kinky" is not quite as bad as Bertolucci's mammoth epic of tedium (for a start it is considerably shorter), but it is still dull and uninteresting.

It's the old propaganda on "ethnocentrism" we have all been so ruthlessly subjected to in college in an attempt to brainwash us into believing that there is no such thing as a "civilized" culture.

Life is a search for something and it was fascinating to watch a young woman go to such lengths to find her truth.

I have gone back to watching the grass grow now - MUCH more exciting...

Very entertaining.

I had been hearing that this movie was very nice and atmospheric, but kind of meandering and pointless.

Gee, another chronically dull European film with good cinematography.

Nor Hideous Nor Kinky, just gripping and mesmerizing (web) .

)I was clueless and bored senseless most of the time, and watched the clock a lot.

The movie sort of plods on, and nothing much happens.

At times the disjointed editing helped to put across the disjointed experiences the girls were having, however at times it just felt like you had skipped a chapter.

might be a little dull if viewed in the theater.

) Watching the film, however, I was reminded of that quote from Ken Loach's "Poor Cow", immortalising a dull West London suburb:- "When Tom was in work the world was our oyster.

A well constructed and entertaining film.