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Victim of Love (1991)

A psychiatrist (Williams) and her patient (Madsen) are involved with the same man, who may or may not be a murderer.

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Carla Simmons is a disturbed suicidal young woman, who can't get over her deceitful ex boyfriend. Tess Palmer is her therapist and she's truly worried about Carla's mental state and wants to help her in any way she can. One evening at a party, Tess meats Paul Tomlinson, a charming swab widowed professor with clear interest in her. They become lovers and Tess couldn't be happier. However, during one of her sessions with Carla, she realizes in shock that Carla's ex is her Paul. This is especially worrisome, since Carla claims that Paul's wife's death was no accident. Who should she trust?

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Great modern-day film noir!
4 December 2001 | by (San Francisco, CA) – See all my reviews

I LOVE this movie!--enough to purchase the video. I've seen Vertigo, Psycho & North By Northwest many times, & I fail to see any stealing of scenes or plagiarism. I do agree with the Hitchcockian nature of it, as there are many suspenseful plot twists & turns, & the end is definitely like some of Hitchcock's endings -- you're not quite sure what to think or who to believe. JoBeth Williams & Virginia Madsen are terrific [as they both usually are]--convincing & believable. If you like modern- day film noir, as I do, this movie is for you.


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