Bil’s rating (out of 5): B. USA, 1993. Screenplay by Amy Holden Jones, based on the novel by Jack Engelhard. Cinematography by Howard Atherton. Produced by Sherry Lansing. Music by John Barry. Production Design by Mel Bourne. Costume Design by Beatrix Aruna Pasztor, Bernie Pollack, Bobbie Read. Film Editing by Joe Hutshing.
Demi Moore and Woody Harrelson play a couple whose plans to get ahead in their careers are thwarted by an economic recession that sees them possibly losing their dream home. Going on a trip to Vegas to try their luck at the gambling table, they get the opportunity of a lifetime fall into their lap when Moore catches the eye of business tycoon Robert Redford, who offers the pair a million dollars for one night with her. They figure it’s easy money, but cash exchanged for human contact is never without eventual strings attached. Things go from bad to worse in this film that puts across an incendiary premise but is little more than cheeseball soap opera; also, when it isn’t boring it just doesn’t make any sense.