Director: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski Run Time: 105 min. Format: 35mm Film Release Year: 1996
Starring: Christopher Meloni, Gina Gershon, Jennifer Tilly, Joe Pantoliano, John P. Ryan
A refreshing twist on the traditional macho antics of gangster movies, Gershon and Tilly steam up the screen with their bond of sexuality, revenge, and a plot to swindle the mob out of $2 million.
“BOUND is one of those movies that works you up, wrings you out and leaves you gasping. It’s pure cinema, spread over several genres. It’s a caper movie, a gangster movie, a sex movie and a slapstick comedy. It’s not often you think of The Last Seduction and the Marx Brothers during the same film, but I did during this one—and I also thought about Blood Simple and Woody Allen. It’s amazing to discover all this virtuosity and confidence in two first-time filmmakers, [Lana] and [Lilly] Wachowski, self-described college dropouts, still in their 20s, from Chicago.” – Roger Ebert, 1996