(out of 5)

returns to the screen for the first time in six years to perform in this underdeveloped character study about an unhappy woman who befriends the hitman () who has been hired to kill her by her greedy husband (). Centering mainly on the relationship that forms between Cher and Palminteri, the film has a lot of slick dialogue (courtesy of Mr. Palminteri himself), but could really use a little more of a plot:  something about these two just isn’t enough to fill the whole film. The woman is still a screen goddess, and if this is all we have to choose from these days to watch her in, so be it, but if you’re not a die hard fan I don’t suggest running out to rent it.

Miramax, New Line Cinema, Price Entertainment, Savoy Pictures, Tribeca Productions

USA, 1996

Directed by

Screenplay by , based on his play

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

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