Sunday, June 19, 2016

Fatal Attraction Movie Review 395

Fatal Attraction is a 1987 thriller directed by Adrian Lyne and starring Michael Douglas, Glenn Close and Anne Archer.

Dan Gallagher(Douglas) is an attorney in New York and he is married to Beth(Archer) and has a daughter, Ellen. He meets a woman called Alex(Close) who is an editor. They chat and get on well. There is chemistry there immediately. When Beth is out of town for the weekend with Ellen, he and Alex have a steamy one night encounter. Dan thinks that that is the end of it, but Alex doesn't feel the same way. She calls him, wanting him to come over to her place. When he does, he tries to tell her that he doesn't want to get into anything serious with her. She slashes her wrists and he has to stay and help her. After this, he thinks that that will be the end of it, but she turns up at his office and wants to meet up again. He turns her down. She keeps calling him and trying to get his attention by telling him that she is pregnant which she is not.

He is moving away with his family and he thinks that this will end his contact with her, but he is wrong. She turns up at the house that he is selling and meets his wife. When Dan discovers this,he
goes to see Alex and threatens her. She fights back and he is worried that she is crazy. The family move away and Dan hopes that he is safe from Alex, but he is wrong.She starts to turn nasty and does evil things to him including boiling his daughters rabbit. Dan tries to get help from the cops, but there is not much he can do. Dan tells his wife about what happened and she is very upset. She throws him out. He tells Alex what he has done. Alex takes Ellen from school and has a afternoon out with her. She is nice to her and when Beth finds out she is horrified and drives around to find her daughter and gets into a car accident which lands her in the hospital.

Alex returns Ellen and the family reunite. Dan goes to see Alex and almost kills her for what she did but stops himself. He tries to get the cops to arrest her. She is at the house with Beth and she tries to kill her. Dan hears his wife screaming and he runs in to stop Alex. He drowns her in the bath. Of course, she comes back for one more scare and Beth shoots her dead. The police arrive and they tell them what happened. The movie ends with the family together, moving on.

This is a very good thriller, one of my favourites. I think that the cast is great and it is interesting to see the woman as the baddie who will not take no for an answer. The story is very good and it is well worth a watch if you have not seen it. I will give it an 8/10.


Tony Briley said...

Fitting score Amanda. It was an eerie, really good movie, and all these years later whenever a female starts getting a little obsessive, you'll still hear the phrase "going to find a boiling bunny on the stove".

Amanda said...

Yes it is a classic now. There was a remake of sorts made in 2009 called Obsessed starring Beyonce. Needless to say, it was rubbish!

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