London website designer Alice was happy in a stable relationship with reliable, somewhat boring Jake, but quickly dumps him after falling in love at first sight and having wild sex with an overbearing hot hunk, even before she discovers it's the famous mountaineer Adam Tallis, a studly celebrity about whom a book is just being promoted. In no time they get married, despite anonymous warnings not to trust him. In Adam's presence she enjoys being his slavish sex-toy, but when alone at his place can't resist snooping into his past, thus finding out about women falling out of love with him and concluding her climbing rescuer is scarily, dangerously jealous, but she has no proof.Written by
In the picture of a naked Adele you can see a statue in the background. This is a reference to the Dutch translation of 'Nicci French''s novel "Killing me Softly" ("Bezeten van mij" in Dutch), as those certain statues are always used as covers in Dutch translations of Nicci French. See more »
When Alice is being interviewed by the police, the papers on the table are sometimes in a file and sometimes not. See more »
[as Adam is about to tie her up, alarmed:]
What are you doing?
What am I doing? I'm making you mine!
[ties Alice to the table]
Sometimes I feel Ike I don't know you.
Oh, you know me. You know everything you need to know.
[grabs her face]
Look at me.
[she keeps her eyes closed]
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US theatrical version was edited for sexuality to secure a R rating. The film was released on DVD & video in both its censored and unrated version. See more »
A good movie, unjustly prosecuted by the critics...
I fail to understand why all the critics are coming down on this film with such vicious fury. Granted, this is not a Hitchcockian masterpiece, but please, give the movie a break. The same critics give decent marks for movies which are really way below this one, and sometimes even to pure trash, as long as they have a good Hollywood pedigree. Well, this one may not have the proper pedigree, but I nevertheless found it to be a very decent thriller, one that kept me interested and on edge most of the time, had a plausible story, and one whose ending was not totally predictable (which is more than you can say for most thrillers nowadays).
All in all, a good evenings entertainment for adults, well worth watching.
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