Nine 1/2 Weeks (1986)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  

Alternate title:  9 1/2 Weeks

USA, 1986.  Producers Sales Organization, Jonesfilm, Galactic Films, Triple Ajaxxx.  Screenplay by , , , based on the novel by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , , , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by , , , .  

Tawdry, tacky sex thriller that features a starmaking performance by .  She plays a pent-up art gallery assistant who has a two month affair with a callous Wall Street executive that starts off as fun raunchy sex and ends up as seriously damaging raunchy sex. The two explore each other’s limits as she strips to Randy Newman and he pours food all over her blindfolded face, all of it photographed with Playboy luster by cinematographer Peter Biziou. Stylish and enjoyable, it’s nonetheless a totally vapid movie that expects us to believe that Basinger would be so afraid of herself in the first place, and that Rourke could be believable as anything but completely dangerous.

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