Suzanne Stone (Maretto) knows exactly what she wants. She wants to be a television newscaster and she is willing to do anything to get what she wants. What she lacks in intelligence, she makes up for in cold determination and diabolical wiles. As she pursues her goal with relentless focus, she is forced to destroy anything and anyone that may stand in her way, regardless of the ultimate cost or means necessary. Written by
Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
Meg Ryan was offered 5 million to play the role of Suzanne Stone and still turned it down. Nicole Kidman agreed to play the role for 2 million. See more »
When Suzanne Stone removes the video tape from her camera just after recording her self-interview the tape is already fully rewound. See more »
Suzanne Stone Maretto:
You're not anybody in America unless you're on TV. On TV is where we learn about who we really are. Because what's the point of doing anything worthwhile if nobody's watching? And if people are watching, it makes you a better person.
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The credits say that Misha is played by Walter but in fact, in the movie the dog's name was Walter and its real name is Misha. See more »
i never have been much of a Nicole Kidman fan or one of Gus Van Zant as well. i've always found Nicole to have a refreshing understated beauty but not much of an actress.
well this movie definitely made a believer in me as far as her acting skills and screen presence are concerned. since she's australian, you'll be surprised at her her american accent in this movie is natural, and full of frisky character. she also lets a naturally sexual side of herself come through that gives the movie the added spark that it called for.
the whole movie is well written, well acted and the movie had a wickedly dark sense of humor. the ending is predictable but also kind of abrupt and could have been handled a LOT better and keeps this from being a 9.
i truly feel that Nicole Kidman should have gotten at least an oscar nomination for best actress the year this movie came out. trust me, her performance is THAT good and the movie is quite enjoyable as well.
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