After a bestselling novelist suffering from writer's block hires a new nanny for her children, the line between fiction and reality starts to blur.
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Credited cast:
Dermot Mulroney ... Tom Morrison
Greer Grammer ... Grace
Kristin Davis ... Mary Morrison
Shanola Hampton ... Elaine
Lora Martinez-Cunningham ... Andrea Miller
Grayson Berry ... Detective Newheart
Alexandra Fabbri ... Key Background
Olivia Taylor ... Nanny #3
Ellen Humphreys ... Angela Huntsman
Jean Effron ... Librarian
Marie Wagenman ... Alexandra Morrison
Esodie Geiger ... Detective #1
Julia Flores ... Young Woman #1
Melissa Chambers ... Aunt Lotty
Amber Pohl ... Detective #2
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A bestselling novelist, suffering from writer's block, hires an innocent young woman to watch over her twin children. As the novelist dangerously indulges in her new best seller, the line between the life she's writing and the one she's living becomes blurred.

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To Write the Perfect Novel She Needed a Touch of Grace. See more »

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for sexual content/nudity, some bloody violence and language | See all certifications »

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Shanola Hampton and Dermot Mulroney both starred in Shameless (2011); Hampton as a main cast member and Mulroney as a guest star. See more »

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Toward the end of the movie, Tom's knife wounds in his chest from Mary change in between scenes. See more »

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Silly, third-rate 'Basic Instinct'-y thriller
19 March 2021 | by Sir_AmirSyarifSee all my reviews

Mary Morrison is a bestselling author who writes novels about "passion, sex, lies, betrayal." In order to focus on writing her next novel, Mary Morrison hires a young, hot nanny to look after her children - and maybe her husband too. It's pretty obvious where this is going. Anna Elizabeth James' 'Deadly Illussions' is a silly, paint-by-numbers, third-rate 'Basic Instinct'-y thriller with its thin and definitely confusing plot. Anyone who can sit through this without cringing at least once deserves an honorary Oscar. Stream it!


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18 March 2021 (USA) See more »

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Deadly Illusions See more »

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