There's no doubt that Megan Fox stirs up a lot of emotion - either for or against - but it was easy and perhaps just a little bit lazy for critics from the inner circle at the Toronto International Film Festival to make fun of her movie Passion Play when it was shown there last September.
The truth is it's actually a very clever movie with some interesting plays on themes and ideas. There are no action scenes so it's not going to make the main distribution channels. However, the nexus of relationships between Mickey Rourke, a jazz musician down on his luck and on the run; Megan Fox as a freak of nature - a woman with wings in an exhibition booth in a mid-west circus; and Bill Murray in sleazeball mode is really quite riveting.
Bill is on top form and Megan is surprisingly good. Mickey is a little bit of a disappointment - there's very little inflexion in his delivery - but he does portray the classic alienated noir figure very well.
All in all, a well-produced movie that in a sane world would get a wider airing.