When Nicole met David; handsome, charming, affectionate, he was everything. It seemed perfect, but soon she sees that David has a darker side. And his adoration turns to obsession, their dream into a nightmare, and her love into fear.
When a 'Single White Female' places an ad in the press for a similar woman to rent a room (to replace the boyfriend she's just left), all the applicants seem weird. Then along comes a level... See full summary »
Jennifer Jason Leigh,
Nick Eliot, a 28 year old newspaper reporter moves in the guest house of the Forresters'. Everything goes fine until he meets Adrienne, the Forresters' only child, a 14 year old girl. She develops a crush on him. When he ignores her advances, she's rebuffed and willing to kill him. Written by
Alicia Silverstone became an "emancipated minor" at age 15 during the shooting of the film meaning she was legally on her own and not a dependent of her parents. This way she could avoid child labor laws, which would have restricted how many hours she could work on the film. See more »
Near the end, when Cheyenne leaves Nick's apartment, the "Kryptonite" deadbolt is not installed on the door. See more »
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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