Tom Kalin’s long awaited new feature is based on the award winning book of the same title, and like his earlier and highly influential Swoon, draws its material from a real life crime story tinged with sexual undertones. Savage Grace tells the incredible true story of Barbara Daly, who married above her class to Brooks Baekeland (Stephen Dillane), the dashing heir to the Bakelite plastics fortune. A red-haired, charismatic beauty, Barbara is still no match for her well-bred husband. The birth of the couple's only child, Tony (Eddie Redmayne), rocks the uneasy balance in this marriage of extremes. Tony is a failure in his father's eyes. As he matures and becomes increasingly close to his lonely mother, the seeds for a tragedy of spectacular decadence are sown.
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Ratings and Reviews
Not-for-kids drama is showcase for Julianne Moore.