• Curtis

    ★★★ Watched by Curtis 16 Nov, 2014

    This domestic thriller was better than I expected it to be. It's not perfect, but it's definitely effective and hinges almost entirely on Rebecca De Mornay's ability to shift from (relatively) normal nanny to calculating psychopath. And for the most part, I think she delivered.

    Bonus points to John de Lancie for managing to be even creepier than her with just a single scene.

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  • Joe Cool

    ★★★½ Watched by Joe Cool 15 Nov, 2014

    One of the patron saints of the "hysterical crazy woman" genre that seemed to have its renaissance from the mid '80s through the mid '90s. I can't get enough of these trashy delicacies. I just wish there were more.

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  • Hershal Whiteman

    ★★½ Rewatched by Hershal Whiteman 15 Nov, 2014

    90s thrillers were a hit-and-miss affair. For every piece of glorious trash like Basic Instinct, you could find five pieces of garbage like Jade. Then there were movies like this. Films that fell somewhere in between. Not trashy enough to be awesome but not bad enough to be forgettable. It's filled with stupid people doing stupid things and features Ernie Hudson in a regrettable performance as a well-meaning handy man.

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  • TheMovieVampire

    ★★½ Watched by TheMovieVampire 07 Oct, 2014

    Director Curtis Hanson has had a pretty wacky career all told. He started out making B-grade comedies like Losin’ It, then became the maker of slick if schlocky and dated Hollywood thrillers, then out of nowhere he became a legitimate prestige filmmaker in the late 90s and early 2000s when he made L.A. Confidential, Wonder Boys, and 8 Mile but then kind of fell apart again and has only made mediocrities in the ensuing years. The film I’m looking at…

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  • Bill Shannon

    ★★★½ Added by Bill Shannon

    A quietly creepy stalker thriller with a no-nonsense approach. We know that Rebecca DeMornay is bad, but no one else can see it. A bitchy friend and a mentally unstable man know, but she quickly disposes of them, and it is infuriating to watch, being an omniscient audience.

    She concocts ways of people unsuspectingly getting into trouble with other people, and playing them against each other. And no one possibly suspects it because she is outwardly so sweet.

    Of course,…

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  • Daph Bajas

    ★★ Rewatched by Daph Bajas 06 Sep, 2014

    The killer nanny in meticulous, oogling Hanson ennui. There's early craft display, but lacking fire from the cast makes its a slow burn. Zima and Moore makes recall, and de Mornay gets to show steely blonde coyness. Mundane tho. C

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  • Mirthbound

    ★★★★ Watched by Mirthbound 04 Aug, 2014

    Oh for real... homegirl speared her through the window.

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  • AntonioGalian

    ★★★★ Rewatched by AntonioGalian 04 Aug, 2014

    Mi yo de 10 años la sigue gozando. Mi yo de ahora le ve todos los fallos pero a ese gran villano hay que amarlo.

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  • Richard Harris

    ★★★ Watched by Richard Harris 19 Mar, 2014

    Exactly the right level of idiotic.

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  • Luana Gomes

    ★★★★½ Added by Luana Gomes

    Obsession at its finest. A Must see

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  • Thief12

    ★★½ Rewatched by Thief12 29 Dec, 2013

    Didn't really have much to do this afternoon and ended up watching this on cable. Hadn't seen it in a decade, probably, but I was surprised to see it has held up better than other films from the same era. Most of it is thanks to Rebecca DeMornay's mischievous performance. It isn't devoid of most of the typical 90's tropes that lead it to end like a run-of-the-mill slasher, but it's still a serviceable thriller.

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  • nicksav

    ★★½ Added by nicksav

    It's very silly at times, with a few glaring plot holes, and the kid is very very annoying, but Rebecca DeMornay delivers a wonderfully psychotic performance as the nanny out for revenge.

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