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In the early 90's there was a marked scarcity of movie material for drama suspense. It seems the industry was experimenting. This was after "Fatal Attraction", "Silence of the Lambs" was a blockbuster, so apparently producers were trying similar genres. Now we have "Swimfan" and a new supply of similar themes for the newer viewers.
Alicia Silverstone is believable, she attempts to add some character to the film. Elwes, while acceptable, is scarcely superior, as the befuddled and harassed tenant. Amy (Silverstone) lives in a Tudor mansion, keys Nicks car, gets him to take her on a drive, etc. She is 14 he is 28. Hardly an earth-shattering premise for two hours of film to be created.
The carousel project her father has in the attic is a metaphor. We have seen it before. Her father and mother seem to be cardboard figures, representative of some establishment; this is never clearly manifested in the film. There are worse movies about obsession and psychosis. An old Hollywood standby. 7/10.
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