Based on a little known Willkie Colins novel, Basil is the story of a man called Basil who falls in love with and marries Margarate Sherwin. What he doesn't know is that a friend of hers, John Mannion, has been having an affair with her to seek revenge on Basils brother Ralph who had an affair with his sister and died in an abortion atempt. Written by
It's a tempting story about lust, deception, revenge and obsession. Nothing's wrong with this movie, the three eye catching main cast were doing fine for the film, but the story itself just lack the passion of becoming a powerful drama.
After the fast and intriguing pace from the midway of the movie until the edge, the movie was washed off by a poorly executed climax which made it ended up so cliché. It's not a mainstream ending but at the same time looks so lame and motiveless. Too bad.
But again I think this is still a better romantic thriller film than most teenage romantic movie you'll find everywhere this day. But it was surely a movie only to watch when you're in the mood.
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