Barr is a psychiatrist who falls in love with the sister of one of his clients. She's beautiful and married (to a gangster). She hates her husband but is unable to escape from him. To avoid spoilers, someone dies, but who did what and why ?
It's so bad, it makes COLOR OF NIGHT look like Hitchcock (or DePalma, take your pick) by comparison.
Here's an erotic thriller with no concept of what sexiness is. Talking about your father raping your sister and going completely nuts when you take the slightest sip of alcohol are, for the record, unsexy. While Kim Basinger makes an effort to compensate for hideous material, she's not quite talented enough to do anything to fix this overcomplicated neo-noir. A sleazy and underutilized Eric Roberts actually gives the best performance here. Richard Gere and Uma Thurman are ineffective, at best. It's most astonishing a film this mediocre willfully places itself in the shadow of works like Vertigo. This straddles genres, occasionally a stupid mystery or dull courtroom drama, but it's always a mess.