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Dream Lover (1993)

A successful businessman tries to uncover what is wrong with his wife.

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Martha
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Mrs. Sneeder
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Hank Sneeder
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Buddy
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Martha's Lawyer (as Joseph Scorsiani)
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Ray is young, charming, successful and the owner of a prosperous architect company. However, he has recently gone through a very painful divorce. His friends try to cheer him up by showing him the positive sides of being single but for Ray marriage and stability is just too important. But when he meets Lena his gloom is quickly forgotten. She is beautiful, sensual, mysterious and he is drawn to her like a moth to a candle. They marry quickly, have their first child and Ray lives in a total bliss. But then strange incidents occur which shed some light on Lena's background. Ray slowly realizes that he hardly knows anything about her at all. Who has he really married? Written by Mattias Pettersson <seaman@sbbs.se>

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If you think you know your lover. Think again. Especially if she's your wife.


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Rated R for strong sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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6 May 1994 (USA)  »

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Une épouse trop parfaite  »

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When Ray is admitted to Willow point on his admissions report it shows the apprehended date of 8/15/91 and his date of birth is 6-12-61 but next to his age it says he is 36 years old. See more »

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Norman: [Talking to Ray about a woman he has invited to a party to meet Ray] Tits. Did someone say tits? Like... pears...
Ray: [Frustrated] Huh.
Norman: ...huh? And not the hard green ones either, the juicy Comice, you get in the box from Oregon, Harry & David.
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DON'T GIVE IT UP
Written by Vincent Taylor
Performed by Jah Messengers
Courtesy of Heartbeat Records
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Great thriller
5 April 2001 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

Perhaps the allusions to Hitchcock are not warranted, but the first time I saw this I was knocked out. DREAM LOVER has a tightly wound plot and fine performances by the entire cast. Nick Kazan has some great dialogue in here like "What you think is paranoia is heightened awareness." Some folks might fault Spader's character as very stupid (really, you should find out as much as you can about a potential mate before marrying them!) Still, this a great neo noir thriller that really goes to show that beauty is often skin deep. Definitely worth a rent.


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