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REVIEW: "Crocodile" Tears: Jude Law Looks for Love in Your Blood

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire July 13, 2000 at 2:0AM

REVIW: "Crocodile" Tears: Jude Law Looks for Love in Your Blood
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REVIW: "Crocodile" Tears: Jude Law Looks for Love in Your Blood

Brandon Judell



(indieWIRE/ 7.13.2000) --If you can believe everything you read on the Internet -- and why shouldn't you? -- Po Chih Leong recently directed "Cabin by the Lake," a TV movie starring Judd Nelson that bears the following plot line: "A screenwriter, who lives in a cabin by the lake, near Los Angeles, drowns young women, then goes back to visit their bodies and do their laundry."


Po Chih Leong has also apparently been signed by MGM to direct "Blood & Chocolate" which is the tale of "a teenage werewolf who finds herself conflicted by her love for a human boy and for her werewolf pack." The script is by no less a scribe than Christopher Landon, son of the late Michael who starred in 1957's "I Was a Teenage Werewolf."


By comparison, "The Wisdom of Crocodiles" is a walk in the woods believability-wise. It's Bulgarian hero, Steven Grlscz (Jude Law) who besides lacking his share of vowels, is also missing some vital nutrients in his plasma. Sadly, his prescription is not available at the local Duane Reade.


"I need the love that's in your blood," Steven explains to one of his victims. It seems that "the extreme emotional state of the human body can cause crystals" to form in the blood which this young man needs to digest, otherwise his body will slowly deteriorate and his breath will smell from pears.


Yes, Steven needs young women to fall madly in love with him. Only then will their blood be in the right state for his sensitive digestive system. Please note: this is not that easy a task. In this Age of Cynicism Gone Rampant, pure love isn't posturing on every corner as it used to be.


But then Steven runs into Anne Levels (Elina L