Mickey Rourke reprises his role as the mysteriously sexy John in this steamy, suspense-filled follow up to 9 ½ WEEKS. When John travels to Paris to attend an art sale hosted by his old ... See full summary »
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An erotic story about a woman, the assistant of an art gallery, who gets involved in an impersonal affair with a man. She barely knows about his life, only about the sex games they play, so the relationship begins to get complicated. Written by
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Elizabeth wears white or colorful clothing except when she is with John, when she wears black or grey. See also Dial M for Murder (1954). See more »
When John is having dinner with Elizabeth dressed as a man, she smokes a cigar and coughs. John reaches for a glass of water to give to her and in the next shot it's an alcoholic beverage instead of water that she drinks. See more »
[after Elizabeth asks to pack chickens]
What...what are you going to do with them? Eat them.
We are planning for the proper burial.
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Don't know why I didn't see this movie until recently, as I am a big Adrian Lyne fan. Maybe because Mickey Rourke has become so repulsive in recent years. However, I found this to be a thoroughly entertaining film, with fascinating performances and all the 80's accoutrements - music, fashion, set decoration, etc. I don't know how anyone could call it boring, but we all see different things when we watch a movie.
I thought the much-vaunted "sex" scenes were pretty tame, actually, but really, really fun to watch! Kim Basinger never looked more beautiful, and Rourke looked great, too. I disagree that there was no character development. I think there were depths to both characters that didn't come out until the end of the movie, which I found very poignant. Yes, I think it was more about power than sex, and when the moment of truth came for the balance of power to shift - as the Rourke character had planned for it to do - he had scared off his true love. Sad, and a true sequel could have been fun.
I give it 8/10 and plan to add it to my video collection ASAP.
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