PROVOKR’s Pick this Week
Dakota Johnson Sexy Thriller, A Bigger Splash
One of PROVOKR‘s favorite psychological thrillers is the 2015 film A Bigger Splash starring Tilda Swinton (Michael Clayton). The Oscar-winner is perfectly cast as Marianne, an eccentric rock singer taking a vacation from talking (yep, Tilda utters barely a word in the film) in Italy with her hot filmmaker lover, Paul, Matthias Schoenaerts (Red Sparrow). When Howard, her abrasive former flame, played so annoyingly well by Ralph Fiennes (In Bruges), shows up with his barely legal daughter, Penelope (Dakota Johnson), things heat up rather quickly.
Set on the gloriously beautiful Italian island, Pantelleria, floating somewhere between Sicily and the African coast, the three adults act like children as they try to one-up each other at every turn. As Paul and Howard vie for Marianne’s sexual favors, jealousy, passion, and erotic danger are around every corner. Meanwhile, the decidedly unwelcome Penelope is learning to navigate the treacherous waters of her new relationship with a father she never knew.
A Bigger Splash is available on Amazon Prime Video this weekend. Enjoy.