Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.
USA, 1993. Polygram Filmed Entertainment, Propaganda Films, Nicita/Lloyd Productions, Edward R. Pressman Film. Screenplay by Nicholas Kazan. Cinematography by Jean-Yves Escoffier. Produced by Lauren Lloyd, Wallis Nicita, Sigurjon Sighvatsson. Music by Christopher Young. Production Design by Richard Hoover. Costume Design by Barbara Tfank. Film Editing by Susan R. Crutcher, Jill Savitt.
James Spader meets Mädchen Amick, has great sex with her, and eventually they get married. He believes he’s finally met the woman of his dreams after his last nasty divorce, but she turns out to be a sociopath with a fake name who intends on getting him into trouble for crimes he hasn’t committed. It’s pretty slick and well worked out, but there’s no doubt that once again audiences are being forced to endure a soft-core paranoid male fantasy that boasts nothing more than an above-par ending as incentive for watching it. I’d add that it’s also a chance to watch sexy Spader in action, but sex, lies and videotape and Crash are good enough to take care of that.