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Film Review: “A Bigger Splash” makes waves

A stellar cast, including Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes, headline this decadent drama from the director of "I Am Love."

Once you get past the initial disappointment of “A Bigger Splash” not being the long-awaited sequel to “Splash,” it’s a well-crafted piece of understated adult drama. Directed by Luca Guadagnino (“I Am Love”) as a loose remake of the 1969 French film “La Piscine,” it’s built around a steamy mixture of jealousy and miscommunication among lovers and former lovers, all set on a picturesque Italian island that is a playground for attractive, wealthy people. As is often the case with movies about the upper crust, we grow increasingly less envious of them as the story progresses.

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