"Fatal attraction" has become a household term for love turned to murderous obsession, thanks to the success of Adrian Lyne's 1987 movie. Dan (Michael Douglas) is a family man whose one-night affair with Alex (Glenn Close) turns into a nightmare when she insists on continuing the relationship, claiming to be carrying his baby. Alex systematically ...
"Fatal attraction" has become a household term for love turned to murderous obsession, thanks to the success of Adrian Lyne's 1987 movie. Dan (Michael Douglas) is a family man whose one-night affair with Alex (Glenn Close) turns into a nightmare when she insists on continuing the relationship, claiming to be carrying his baby. Alex systematically terrorizes Dan, even temporarily kidnapping his daughter, in her attempts to win back his affection. Douglas' besieged family man guiltily tries to preserve his marriage and family from the consequences of his own indiscretion. Close's performance as the love-struck psycho-siren remains her signature role: She conveys the buried feminist message of the film in her challenge to Dan to take responsibility for his sexual behavior. Though many critics acknowlegded the film's striking similarities to Clint Eastwood's 1971 film Play Misty for Me, Fatal Attraction spawned numerous other movies about middle-class families besieged by a lone psychotic intent on infiltrating and destroying the fabric of the family unit, including The Stepfather (1987), Pacific Heights (1990), The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992), and Fear (1996). Laura Abraham, Rovi
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Good movie, with excellent acting on all parts. I would recommend this movie to my friends.
Jun 6, 2010
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TITLE: Fatal Attraction
GENRE: Drama, psychological thriller
CAST: Glenn Close, Michael Douglas, Anne Archer and Ellen Hamilton Latzen
PLOT: A married NYC corporate lawyer is enticed into a weekend affair with an apparently sane woman. Turns out she hides things well as she is not sane at all. She begins to harass him and his family culminating in a deadly showdown, sorta Ok Corral in the suburbs.
RETURN ON INVESTMENT: 9.3 of 10; Best of everything in this movie dealing with a touchy subjects (infidelity, mental illness, family stresses) The dialogue develops the characters and the actors don't miss a beat in delivering their lines and expressions. I lost myself at times though in the sets. They seemed to put too much into trying to make the apartments and home too everymanish. Until a line was spoken, the sets were too dominating, And the finale bathroom seemed like grand central station.
DVD BONUS: lots of features here of most of the important people involved producers, director and lead actors all giving their take in several different topic features. Also invcluded is the original ending to the film.
]ADDED NOTES: A good laywer would have had her sign a pre-affair contract which would have preventedactions in this film, A pre-schtupp if you will. And they gave no credit for the dog and rabbit.