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John Skillpa, a quiet bank clerk living in tiny Peacock, Nebraska, prefers to live an invisible life. This might have to do with John’s secret: he has another personality no one knows about, a woman who each morning does his chores and cooks him breakfast before he starts his day. Then, in a moment, everything changes…

Peacock touches on some touchy subjects such as child abuse, cross dressing, prostitution, insanity and more, but with all the heavy topics it was only rated PG-13 which may have hurt some of the effectiveness of the film. You get what happens to the character, but the way its presented isn’t as strong as it could have been. Before I get into more of Peacock’s faults, I’d like to say the acting across the board was well done and brought life to the town of Peacock. Cillian Murphy was especially good as John/Emma and might have even fooled me into thinking they were 2 different people… maybe.

Even with the good acting, Peacock felt lacking in some things such as you need to suspend your belief for quite a few things that I won’t mention to avoid spoilers. Once I accepted things how they were in the film it did keep my attention throughout as I liked the protagonists conflict. However the ending felt really weak and left me the feeling that they could have done so much more with it. The ending resolved some conflicts, but left a lot of things unanswered and some people may feel ripped off. Peacock was a good film, but lacked too much to turn into a great film.

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My Rating: 6/10

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Peacock Review, 6.9 out of 10 based on 26 ratings

Originally posted 2010-04-14 17:19:49.

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