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Indecent Proposal (1993)
*** (out of 4)
A married couple (Woody Harrelson, Demi Moore) hit a string of bad luck and are about to lose their home so they decide to go to Vegas and win some money. They end up losing everything they own when a billionaire playboy (Robert Redford) offers them a million dollars for a night with the wife. When this film was first released I was rather hit and miss on it but I think time has been extremely kind to it and looking back on it you can't help but say the actually concept was one of the best of its time and there's no question we have three terrific performances. The concept of selling yourself for a million dollars is perfectly executed and I thought the filmmakers did a terrific job at nailing all the important parts of this. The first hour of the movie is extremely good because you get to feel for these two characters and their journey and decision is something rather exciting to watch unfold. The problem is the second portion or the final act if you will. I'm not going to spoil anything but it really did seem like the writers got this great idea but didn't know where it should go or finish. The film turns extremely predictable in the second half and it really turns into your typical Hollywood film, which is a shame because it could have been so much more. It certainly doesn't help that the Harrelson character basically sits around, alone in the house and doing nothing for the entire second portion. With that said, there's no doubt that the fire hour is so great that it's easy to recommend the film. Another great thing are the three lead performances. Redford clearly steals the show as the playboy and he plays it in such a calm, cool fashion that you can't help but like the guy even if you might not agree with what he's doing. Moore is also extremely good here and especially during the sequences where everything starts to fall apart. The desperation she brings the character was delivered very well by the actress. Harrelson is also good in the role of the husband but one wishes they had given him more to do in the second half of the picture. Director Adrian Lyne does a very good job with the personal drama and emotions in the story and certainly helps keep it moving even during the predictable moments. While the film is far from perfect, the performances and general story are good enough to make it worth viewing.
This is not the kind of movie that you are looking for if you are a
pervert. According to the plot, might look like a cheap movie about a
scandal and it is absolutely not. Indecent Proposal - Amazingly
portrait. Fabulous acting. Extremely clever dialogue delivery. Superb
music. Acceptable ending. Acting of Robert Redford is nothing shorter
If i do elaborate it would be full of spoilers, which will be useless and spoiling. Watch it with no expectations according to the title(you'll be betrayed)
for the purpose of calibrating.. Grave for the fireflies -10 V for Vendetta -10 Forrest Gump -09 Big Fish-09 Green Mile-08 21grams-08 Accepted-07 Descendants-07
'INDECENT PROPOSAL -08'
I loved this movie! I've watched it over ten times and I never get
bored to hearing to the "Have I ever told you I love you" dialog.
True love can win. True love is forever. That's what this movie is about. A "must see" for everybody.
From the first minute of the movie, until the very end you struggle along with the couple. Demi Moore and Woody Harrelson are excellent. Not to mention Robert Redford. This role of the billionaire really suits him! To sum up, I think everybody should watch this movie, at least once!
-Have I ever told you I love you? -No. -I love you. -Still? -Always...
I easily forget movie names, but not this movie ever, as it might go to
my instinct. Whenever I want to remember romantic movies, this movie
comes to my mind after 'Casablanca'.
Anybody searching romantic and emotional movies should never miss 'Indecent Proposal'. The dialogues are written very beautifully, as this story is from a novel. The most positive side of this movie is that it creates romantic emotions to viewer's minds. The world is going towards artificial things and we are forgetting true love. This movie beautifully shows that true love is not purchasable and it should not be sacrificed for anything else.
Personally, I do not watch twice a movie because it seems to me that second time watching of a movie might lessen my first feeling of watching. But, it seems to me that I cannot help watching this movie twice!
First, I like the movie just to debate it with friends but definitely
not a movie to watch twice. It's a decent movie though indecent
proposal but the message is quite there in the ending and there are no
other depths that call you watch it more than once.
Second, the movie appealed to me being a Middle Eastern and girls in my environment shouldn't even think of sexual relationships out of wedlock so let alone selling your body for money! Therefore, the whole story revolved around the weak character that Demi Moore played. Her character was so weak rather than in love. She couldn't say no to selling her body not to mention that the movie even went beyond the money appeal to reach the fact that women, even when they are in love, and unlike what men think of them, they can still be attracted to other guys just like them. One cannot deny that Robert Reford charmed her and the overall sexual experience with him wasn't that repulsive to her. She kind of fell in love with him but in a different way than that with Woody Harleson. The guy not only represented money to her but also changed her character from weak and unconfident girl who was indebted to her lover out of lack of selfconfidence to the strong confident lady who chose to go back to her lover at the end but after teaching him a lesson.
I don't respect her character in any possible way in the movie and I think of her as a quitter and so flimsy but she represents a rich character of emotions and a good substance to study and analyse psychologically. The movie all in all as I find appeal more to ladies than to men because there was nothing manly about the movie but the gambling part and that doesn't even count. However, men should watch this movie and think about many of its aspects as in would they reach a limit to sell their women partners for money and what do they think in general of a character such as the one played by Demi in this movie.
An exceedingly rich business man offers a financially challenged couple
the chance to solve their money worries, and in the process setting
themselves up for life. His proposal?, one million dollars to sleep
with the wife!.
Is Indecent Proposal actually indecent itself?, coming from the director of Fatal Attraction (1987), Nine 1/2 Weeks (1986) and Unfaithful (2002), sexual tensions are again the order of the day. Tho derided by critics as a glossy moral poser, Indecent Proposal actually holds up well as an indictment of power, perfectly essayed by Robert Redford's billionaire play boy, John Gage. Gage makes his proposal and knows full well that he's putting strain on that relationship purely for his own gain, it's scheming of the highest order, with Redford superb in the role. Our tortured couple are played by Demi Moore and a surprisingly effective Woody Harrelson. The acting does at times struggle to cope with the quick shift to the twee triteness that is Indecent Proposal's biggest failing. It's not that we are asked to believe in an alternate universe where, Robert Redford has to pay for sex, and a goofy Woody Harrelson marries a sultry Demi Moore. It's that we are fed sweeteners after being served a decent appetiser about the complexities of love and all its devilish emotions. A bit more bravery in the script and Indecent Proposal could have been a very fine picture, sadly it remains a wasted opportunity. 6/10
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I've read a comment about how this movie is so unrealistic and
everything, but I think the situation is entirely probable. Perhaps not
in the exact events, but the idea of someone richer offering something
a current partner cannot offer; when love is tested by the lure of
greater comfort in luxury.
What I love about this movie, is that it explores the naiveness of the love between Diane and David, but also the strength of true love. On top of that, the moral relationship between love and money, and how the doubts and demons we have inside, can push a perfectly established relationship away.
Yes Diane may have ended up with Mr Billionaire for a while, looking quite happy, but the happiness that Diane and David and shared, which can be seen in the movie, it cannot be recreated with someone else, though who is to say that you cannot be happy with someone else, given life's comforts and a relatively good looking man to boot. (John was also suavely persistent.) John commented at the near end of the movie, "she never would have looked at me the way she looked at him.". This shows that you can buy happiness but not love.
Though through it all, Diane returns to David, with nothing, no more millions but their love is so much more enriched. This is the general idea of how marriage/relationships in real life is like, that is not all smooth and a bed of roses. There are always thorns and to get past them, is summarized in what David said to Diane before signing their divorce papers, "when people stay together, it's not that they forget, is that they forgive." If you're lovers, this movie definitely shows you that as much as you love one another, you must never jeopardize the longevity of your relationship, thinking your love is invincible.
If you're working your way to be like John, the billionaire, you better snag a single woman fast before you end up lonely and single end of the day.
Woody Harrelson (White men can't jump) stars as David. He and his wife
Diana travel to Las Vegas to win some money to cover their debts.
Billionaire John Gage offers the couple one million dollars if he can
spend the night with Diana.
Based on Jack Engelhard's novel, Indecent Proposal covers the wants and needs of relationships and what couples need to do to survive.
This idea of buying people, although quite crude, is well established and portrayed in this romantic drama by director Adrian Lyne.
Though Robert Redford's (The Sting) character and acting isn't brilliant he does what he needs to do to dive right into the couple and exploit their problems. Harrelson and Moore (Disclosure) are both brilliant in their roles as the confused but loved up couple.
The whole idea of buying people for sex is horrible in my opinion but the film specifically portrays the crisis that the couple are in and the viewers will comprehend the decision which is eventually made.
Its quite a hard going film considering the financial obligations and the emotions involved. There are a few clichéd love ideologies thrown in to portray the closeness of the couple.
David's whole idea on archaeology was very intriguing and was a cool little sub story to look upon.
Its tense and dramatic at various points though fairly predictable and corny at others. Harrelson and Moore succeed along with the whole idea of the film. Redford's character is annoying for the whole film.
It's a pretty normal romantic film, with acceptable acting and a good enough plot to keep you entertained till the end.
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okay so i am watching this movie on TV and its a good movie and then i
get to the end(i think) when woody is getting in Robert's face in the
rain storm and then the TV just cuts off and i cant getting it to work
so could someone please let me know if woody and Moore get back
together or does the Jerk Robert get Moore let me know that would be
so i really liked this movie even for being a girl movie and i normally don't watch romance movies i really don't feel like this movie is very realistic. i do not feel like married people would ever ever do this kind of thing unless they are swingers and thats a very very mutual thing were both of the people in the realationship are present
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