• hypemachine

    ★★★ Rewatched by hypemachine 24 Jun, 2014

    재감상이지만 여태껏 글렌 클로즈와 마이클 더글라스의 섹스씬이 어땠는지 기억에 없었으니 처음 본 거나 마찬가지. 신성한 가정을 파괴한 미친 독신녀의 최후를 보여준담에 단란한 가족사진 클로즈업으로 끝나는 에로틱스릴러.
    원래 45분짜리 영화로 기획되었을 때 제목은 일탈이었다는데 디어든의 의도대로 더글라스 캐릭터가 정사를 시작해 그에 대한 대가를 치르는 이야기였다면 어땠을까 생각. 그런 남자의 얘긴 레이건 시대에선 흥하지 않았을 거란 파라마운트의 판단이 주효했던 걸까.
    클라이맥스 직전에 더글라스 캐릭터가 아내에게 살갑게 대하면서 둘이 마주보고 웃는데 주먹을 부르던.. 뿐만 아니라 더글라스 캐릭터는 끝내 손에 피를 안 묻히고(물만 묻힘--;)…

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  • SJHoneywell

    ★★★½ Added by SJHoneywell

    I'd like it more if
    It hadn't been built up so
    Much by other folks.

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  • TJ Duane

    ★★★ Watched by TJ Duane 11 Jul, 2014

    Probably the best three-star rated film I've ever logged on Letterboxd. This film works on every level, as a dime store pulp-style story turned movie. It's exciting, it's thrilling, and it's well acted. It's also pretty typical for the genre, not excelling past it's trappings. It caught the cultural zeitgeist of 1987, making a ton of money and being nominated for 6 Oscars, including Best Picture, but it also faded with time, and not for the reasons that create the…

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  • Joe Shetina

    ★★½ Rewatched by Joe Shetina 03 Jul, 2014

    Slimy in the way it turns feminist politics back on itself. Close is good, Douglas is good, it's superbly edited, and it's entertaining, but I can't help but feel gross while watching it.

    I think the way the script treats Alex and Dan, making her to be an insane feminist type and him to be a nice guy who doesn't deserve any of this, does them both a disservice and makes them both far less interesting than they might have been. What is there is decent enough, especially on the technical side of things.

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  • Luke Granlund

    ★★★½ Watched by Luke Granlund 22 Jun, 2014

    It's no Anna Karenina, but Tolstoy's fingerprints can still be seen all over this parable about the horrific consequences that can accompany adultery. The performances, script, and editing are all first rate, but Adrian Lyne's film hits its highest mark in crafting edge of your seat tension that slowly builds to a breaking point. The conclusion remains altogether too overtly Hollywood, the sexual content nearly seems to glorify the affair, and Michael Douglas' character seems to lack much of an arch, but when the film has the gall to confront the effects of infidelity head on by all those involved, it shines.

    Grade: B

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  • David Peddicord

    ★★★★ Added by David Peddicord

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

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  • Hunter

    ★★★½ Watched by Hunter 11 Jun, 2014

    Erotic and riddled with a pervasive sense of dread, Fatal Attraction is the kind of movie that I should really stop watching right before going to bed. Glenn Close gives an iconic, haunting performance as the increasingly deranged Alex Forest, a woman obsessed with being a part of Michael Douglas' Dan Gallagher's life because she thinks he loves her. Dan makes the simple mistake of using Glenn to keep his weekend alone from being lonely, but Alex misses the NSA…

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  • Martin Jensen

    ★★★ Watched by Martin Jensen 06 Jun, 2014

    The message here seems to be that you shouldn't cheat on your wife because it could bite you on the ass, rather than don't cheat on your wife because it's a bad thing to do. It's not that the film has to judge the Michael Douglas character, but just having him as a plain protagonist is a totally missed opportunity. It actually made me appreciate the nuances and glorious camp of Basic Instinct a lot more. That's a film where…

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  • washington

    ★★★½ Watched by washington 01 Jun, 2014

    I'm not sure if this in the film's favour or not, but this is easily one of the most brutal examples of violence I've seen lately despite most of it coming offscreen and in short bursts. I also have to appreciate the way it delves into Douglas and Close's psychology so that each person's craziness comes through. After that first incident he really should have realized what he was getting himself into. Beyond that it's oddly subdued and casual for Lyne and probably resembles too many other films.

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  • David Franks

    ★★★½ Added by David Franks

    Holy geez, that climax. The tension was so well built-up that I didn't really realize until the the home stretch finally hit. Close was fucking insane. Unfortunately the film is a bit too melodramatic and sensationalized to really be great, but it works for the type of thriller it aims to be. The tension is surprisingly slowly built-up and moody, which is pretty commendable for a film of this nature.

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  • Sc8lo

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Sc8lo 18 May, 2014

    You only have yourself to blame Douglas. How did you get caught up with Glenn Close? The scariest woman alive!

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  • Adam

    ½ Watched by Adam 03 May, 2014

    Michael Douglas is good. Glenn Close is awful. Trite 90s "sex" movie. An attempt at psychological thriller is made for the masses and it shows. Dumbed down and hacked together.

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