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    “It’s So F***ing Powerful”: Cillian Murphy Explains The Vision Behind His And Florence Pugh’s Graphic S** Scenes In ‘Oppenheimer’ Amid Backlash

    Barbie‘ and ‘Oppenheimer‘ are the two most-anticipated movies of the year. While it’s been less than a week, both movies have been performing tremendously well at the box office. Cillian Murphy has been praised for his depiction of the historical character of J. Robert Oppenheimer, father of the atomic bomb.

    While all the praise has been coming in, many people have also criticized the movie’s graphic scenes between Murphy and Florence Pugh. Here’s what the actor said about the scenes and the reception they have received.

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    “Those Scenes Were Written Deliberately”: Cillian Murphy

    Florence Pugh and Cillian Murphy in 'Oppenheimer'
    Florence Pugh and Cillian Murphy in ‘Oppenheimer’

    The sex scenes in the movie starring co-star Florence Pugh, according to Cillian Murphy, have a reason for inclusion. While he spoke to the Sydney Morning Herald about the sex scenes, Murphy said: “Those scenes were written deliberately. He (director Christopher Nolan) knew that those scenes would get the movie the rating that it got. And I think when you see it, it’s so f***** powerful. And they’re not gratuitous. They’re perfect. And Florence is just amazing.” 

    He further praised Pugh’s work and said: “I have loved Florence’s work since ‘Lady Macbeth’ (William Oldroyd’s 2016 period drama about a woman embittered by a loveless marriage) and I think she’s f***** phenomenal. She has this presence as a person and on screen that is staggering. The impact she has (in ‘Oppenheimer’) for the size of the role, it’s quite devastating.” 

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    ‘Oppenheimer’: Box Office Performance

    Oppenheimer‘ has largely received positive feedback. Netizens have praised Murphy’s role as well as Florence Pugh’s role. Some even went on to say the movie was Robert Downey Jr’s best work yet. With a strong cast and a phenomenal director, the movie is bound to be successful.

    As for box office collections, the movie is in the $200 million club and is on its way to crossing the $300 million border very soon. The film is running against ‘Barbie’ – a movie with a completely opposite theme. Currently, at the box office, ‘Barbie‘ has earned more than ‘Oppenheimer‘.

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    Nibir Konwar
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