A psychiatrist (Gere) has an affair with his patient's sister (Basinger) who is married to a Greek mobster (Roberts). The mobster is a tyrant over his wife. The psychiatrist wants her to get a divorce, but she is afraid of what her husband would do. She has a medical condition that becomes apparent when she drinks. One night she drinks anyway and attacks her husband. The psychiatrist uses his professional pull to try and help her out of the consequences of her actions, but becomes uncertain if she is telling him the truth. Written by
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[on psychiatrist's couch]
I had the dream again. I'm arranging flowers, on a table, for a center piece. I decorate the flower pot with fancy paper. Feels like velvet. There are three different kinds of flowers. There are lilies, and there are... by the way, did you reach my sister?
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It's not better than Fatal Attraction, but it suffers from similar flaws. The actors are terrific but something is off. Kim Basinger is a great killer, though. You have to see her nervous reactions to being touched by Eric Roberts. He's creepy.
It begins fairly well and carries itself through professionally. Uma Thurman in particular does a bone-chilling stare directly with her eyes. And Richard Gere is sizzling as the sexy but dimwitted doctor who makes the big mistake to get involved with his patient's sister. Oops. Great plot, take a peek. But, you can't shake that feeling. This is a puzzle of squares and one of the pieces is triangular.
6/10 or 2.5/4
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