The uneventful life of the businessman Charles Driggs suddenly changes when he meets the wild and sexy Lulu. When he accepts her offer to drive him back to his office, she instead takes him out of town and on a trip, leaving behind his old life. Posing as a married couple, Charles and "Audrey" (which turns out to be Lulu's real name) visit her mother and her high school reunion. At this reunion they meet Audrey's violent ex-husband Ray, who has just released from prison. When Ray makes it clear that he wants Audrey back, that is when the real trouble begins.Written by
Leon Wolters <wolters@strw.LeidenUniv.nl>
The band that plays at the high school reunion is The Feelies, a favorite of Demme's. Demme shot the video for their song "Away". See more »
When Charlie persuades Ray to let Audrey leave with him, they are sitting at a table in the center of the diner. After the couple have left, the waitress returns with the bill to Ray, who is suddenly sitting at a window table. See more »
Written by Ashley Cooper, Sidonia Thorpe, Harold Baile, Richard Walters, Alvin Campbell
Louis Marriot, Franklyn Campbell
Performed by Fabulous Five (as The Fabulous Five)
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It's almost two films in one: a lighthearted sex fantasy ride for the first 50 minutes and then (when Ray Liotta appears) a suspenseful, violent thriller.
It's a strange movie, but certainly entertaining. However, I found that the more I watched this film, the more I didn't like it. It kept dropping ratings, from a 9 to a 7.6 to a 6. I guess I should have quit while I was ahead.
What annoyed me was Jeff Daniels and his role. What a irritating idiot! The only redeeming quality for watching him is to show how stupid we men act and have our lives ruined by the lure of sex from some young, pretty woman. Daniels constantly wears this stupid jerky smile on his face for that first hour unless Liotta wipes it off him.
Few people in the '80s and '90s could play psychotics was well as Liotta and few people in that same period could look and sound like such a sexy bimbo as Melanie Griffith, so both of them are effective in their roles. The only guy that is totally out of his element is Daniels, playing this huge boob (speaking of Griffith) who winds up reaping what he sows.
Yes, it still was an Interesting movie, but two viewings are enough.
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