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Cutting Moments (1997)

With her quaint suburban existence on the slow road to ruin, Sarah mutilates herself in the bathroom mirror while her husband sits downstairs watching TV.

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Douglas Buck

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Douglas Buck
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Nica Ray Nica Ray ... Sarah
Gary Betsworth ... Patrick
Jared Barsky Jared Barsky ... Joey
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In the center of a monotonous suburban existence, Sarah lives silently and in subservience to her icy husband Patrick. They have been together far too long, and Patrick's affections for his wife have all but vanished. Instead, his sexual urges are tempting him to lust after their own son. Realizing how far gone her husband is, Sarah undertakes drastic, shockingly sickening measures to salvage some sense of her life and purge her years of festering resentment. Written by Johnny Camden

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Trivia

The title of this short "Cutting Moments" was also used for a feature compilation of this short and four others, Crack Dog, Don't Nag Me, The Principles of Karma (1996) and Bowl of Oatmeal (1996). See more »

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The shadow of the boom is cast on Sarah all through the dinner scene. See more »

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The American video release features different music during the epilogue, due to copyright problems. In the theatrical prints, Pink Floyd 's "If" is used. See more »

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References Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993) See more »

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Painful, but recommended viewing.
14 June 2007 | by damnphilistinesSee all my reviews

I came across this title as it was mentioned in a "top 10 sickest movies of all time" list. Having seen 7 of the others I needed to see this title to progress through the list.

Some people have mentioned the graphic self-mutilation scenes as being hard to stomach. Well, I've seen far more repulsive images in plenty of other films. The thing that was the most painful to watch was the complete destruction and breakdown of the family unit. Many people would find the first 18 minutes boring but I think this emphasises the later scenes. You really feel for the mother as she is at her wits' end. And the look in the father's eyes when he sees what his wife has been reduced to is unforgettable.


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8 November 1997 (USA) See more »

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