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Fatal Attraction (1987)

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Fatal Attraction (1987)


Michael Douglas
Glenn Close
Anne Archer

Directed by Adrian Lyne

Distributed by Paramount Pictures

Well this movie makes the thought of infidelity scary.

The film was adapted by James Dearden and Nicholas Meyer (who wrote the Star Trek movies in the 80s and 90s) from an earlier short film by Dearden Diversion (1980). The movie is directed by Adrian Lyne who is known for his movies involving sexually charged characters, and he was nominated for an Academy Award for this movie, he also was involved in the 2002 movie also on infidelity Unfaithful.

Glenn Close brought out a magical performance with Douglas standing out throughout the whole movie as the male dominant character.

The movie follows the story of Dan Gallagher (Michael Douglas) a married man who had a weekend affair with a woman Alex Forrest (Glenn Close) when the Mrs was away.

What was a nice weekend turned into a nightmare as Alex refuses to allow it to end, she starts using emotional blackmail and stalking to try and get Dan back.

Dan confronted her and tried everything to stop her but all to no avail as Alex grew from blackmail and stalking to violence.

The movie’s weak spot is the lighting and the Cinematography, some areas in the movie was too muddled up to see and some camera shots were from strange angles. Adrian’s choice of using smoke during some scenes didn’t play out well for me. The scripts depiction of an obsessed woman is something that requires commendation as the fear of sexual adventure creeps into my heart anytime I hear or see this movie.
Also another thing worth noticing is the lack of perfection in continuity, there were areas that you will notice continuity lapse.

Other than that, Fatal Attraction is a nice film, showing infidelity for what it is a risky game that not only one party pays the price.


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