During Dirty War, half-English doctor in Argentina befriends the police, the rebels and the alcoholic Honorary British Consul, whose Latino wife he seduces. When the consul is mistakenly kidnapped by the rebels, he must pick a side.
A psychiatrist (Gere) has an affair with his patient's sister (Basinger) who is married to a Greek mobster (Roberts). The mobster is a tyrant over his wife. The psychiatrist wants her to get a divorce, but she is afraid of what her husband would do. She has a medical condition that becomes apparent when she drinks. One night she drinks anyway and attacks her husband. The psychiatrist uses his professional pull to try and help her out of the consequences of her actions, but becomes uncertain if she is telling him the truth.Written by
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Throughout the climax of the film, Heather is wearing gloves, but right after Huggins' car crashes, her right hand is bare in a point-of-view shot. See more »
[on psychiatrist's couch]
I had the dream again. I'm arranging flowers, on a table, for a center piece. I decorate the flower pot with fancy paper. Feels like velvet. There are three different kinds of flowers. There are lilies, and there are... by the way, did you reach my sister?
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This is a wonderful thriller about a psychiatrist (Richard Gere) that begins an affair with the sister (Kim Basinger) of one of his patients (Uma Thurman). The acting is superb and the plot line an entangled web of romance, deceit and murder. It is very "Hitchcockian" in everything from the musical score to the film angles and that is a good thing.
Basinger won her Oscar for "L.A. Confidential" but trust me, that was a make-up by the Academy (as they often do) for not giving it to her for this film. She gives the performance of her life and this movie is worth watching just for that. But the movie is much more than that and saying any more would be giving it away.
"Final Analysis" is one of my wife and I's favorite movies. Do yourself a favor and give it a shot.
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