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... See full summary »
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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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 »
Every time I see you, you're buying a chicken.
Every time I see you, you're smiling at me.
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There isn't much about this movie that is warm or inviting. The central relationship between Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke is there to be busted up, but director Adrian Lyne isn't very concerned with the characters anyway--his thing seems to be chilly atmospherics and stylish furniture. Sure, the first sex with the blindfold and ice cubes is tantalizing, but the scene seems chopped short (presumably so as not to offend us prudish Americans!). All the sexual scenes are like that: the clinch, the brief flash of nudity, end of scene. Interest wanes after the viewer becomes satisfied with Basinger's milky beauty and Rourke's handsome panache, but their surroundings are sterile (his apartment, her gallery). There are two or three playful moments (such as the food frenzy in front of the refrigerator), but mostly it's all talk and little action, and unintentionally funny bits like Rourke attempting to get Basinger in the mood by playing Billie Holiday's "Strange Fruit"! ** from ****
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