The Hand That Rocks The Cradle (1992)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB

USA, 1992.  Hollywood Pictures, Interscope Communications, Nomura Babcock & Brown, Rock’n Cradle Productions.  Screenplay by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

 had a brief flirtation with stardom in the early nineties with the release of this popular thriller. After she loses her baby in the stress following her doctor-husband’s suicide, she decides to take revenge on the woman () she blames for his death. Posing as a nanny, she sets out to enact diabolical plans for Sciorra’s little daughter, whose kindly parents don’t suspect a thing. DeMornay’s icy beauty is perfectly cast in this entertaining little film, but there’s nothing to set it apart from any other child-in-distress thriller like Fatal Attraction.   Julianne Moore fans will get a kick out of seeing her in an early role that involves her meeting a not so pleasant encounter in a greenhouse.

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