In a town this bad, it's hard to be good...
A recently released ex-con gets involved in a fake kidnapping scheme that turns very real.
Palpably pulpy pastel Florida-set noir, a place where nothing good can happen.
Woody Harrelson plays a two-time schmuck named Harry Barber (he's not a hairy barber, though) who lives with metal sculptor Gina Gershon, but yet is still not satisfied to share a bed with the most beautiful woman on earth.
Nothing is quite what it seems, which is essentially par for the noir course. Woody utters some serious groaners, including "It's a good story, but it needs work." Steamy, twisty, smarmy fun. Hard to believe this is Volker Schlöndorff.
I did like the twists at the end that kept the movie from going exactly where we expected it to go.
Elizabeth Shue sure does vamp it up to a ridiculous level. At least Harrelson is very good even if Shue is crazy and Sevigny hasn't quite figured out her role yet.
A film noir-ish Wild Things lite. A little on the cheesy side, but it was well made enough to be enjoyable to me.
Great cast with a terrific Woody Harrelson, but the plot is just virtually uninteresting. This has some nice moments but I did'nt care what was going on and I did'nt care for the characters. The script is convuluted and predictable. It tries to emulate classic noir thrillers of the 50's, but it moves at too slow of a pace to keep me interested and too many twists don't make much sense. Had some potential, but failed to deliver and amounted to a dull, disappointing mess of a film.