Somehow, it's still easy enough to get caught up in the mysterious Tony and his motives in pursuing Sarah, and hey, anyone who doesn't melt when Tony is holding the wine glasses, pouring the wine for Sarah as she enters his apartment has no romantic soul! This alienates her best friend Dennis Miller who has been carrying a torch for DeMornay for some time. Or the serial killer, Max, whose interview with Sarah left her so unsettled? It has mystery,intrigue,romance, and spice! The regular personality doesn't know what the other s are doing. She gets a gift of dead flowers, she reads her own obit in the newspaper, she gets a box with her dead cat in it. I was very surprised at the ending, which tries to turn it into more. Sarah, who doesn't know that it's her other personality, and isn't good at trusting men, especially men who are close to her, blames Tony, because she doesn't feel safe when he's around. I thought this was one of Ms. I read that some people thought the ending was so obvious.
Their relationship becomes volatile and angry, tinged with violent overtones. Lots of disturbing things begin to happen to her and she suspscts someone is going to try to kill her. However, at the end, she is told the truth by Tony: He is investigating her, in order to find out what happened to Benny. Plus the love scene at about 35 minutes is more silly than erotic. The twists and turns certainly had me going. The De Mornay - Banderas erotic scenes are quite steamy. He tries hard, honestly, but it's obvious that there is a mismatch between his talent which is considerable and the woefulness of the script.
De Mornay is underrated and all the nude scenes I've seen of her are classy and in good taste. Soon after the start of the affair, though, Sarah starts getting troubling anonymous threats. DeMornay's foul mouth and morals are pretty rotten for a psychologist, the character she plays. This thriller is a bit rough-edged, but a lot of people like that sort of thing. There is a constant tension between her and Antonio Banderas, sexual and mysterious, and it's a delight to watch.
So many suspects -- Banderas? Meanwhile she runs into a former cop, Tony Antonio Banderas with a pony tail, a wall of tattoos on his arm, and a blatant rip-off of the loft apartment in Fatal Attraction, who takes Sarah to his House o' Lovin' for some overwrought and mildly entertaining sex scenes. I won't tell because, well, you'll figure it out anyway after the past 20 minutes. If you ever meet your master in the road, kill him. Never Talk to Strangers focuses on a court-appointed psychiatrist, Dr. If you like that kind of movies, with twists and turns, then this one is definitely worth a watch. I've always enjoyed Rebecca DeMornay.
I think this is her best performance to-date. She is simply great at this kind of thing, besides being classically gorgeous. First of all, you have to understand that Sarah suffered from multi-personality disorder from a long time before the movie started; most likely since she was a child. Miller is generally peripheral, which if anything is a good thing in this film; what scenes he is in, are laughable. Sarah at the same time is confronting her creep father Len Cariou and her friendly neighbor Dennis Miller who has a thing for her and-- drumroll-- suddenly someone seems to be stalking her.
Her regular personality wasn't ready for that kind of commitment yet; also, her other personality's way of having sex is very aggressive. While it has holes, character-wise, such as; why wouldn't Sarah know her ex-fiancée's sister or his cousin already? Stanton claims he is a multiple personality disorder victim and therefore can plead innocent due to insanity. I thought both actors gave us a perfect performance in this movie. It wants Tony for itself. The implausibility level is forehead-slapping. And, yes, this old gal certainly found it erotic, despite what I have read above. After killing him, she destroys the tape, which is the only devastating proof toward her suffering from multi-personality disorder.
I enjoyed seeing her in this movie. And her other personality hated men, while her regular just didn't trust them. It felt like it could have been the work of the late Hitchcock himself save for the sex scene, which I'm not quite sure was so much necessary as an easy device to attract those on the look-out for such a thing. DeMornay starts receiving strange things in her mail: dead flowers, her dead cat, etc. Once all the secrets are peeled away, things aren't quite what they seem.
The guys, played by Dennis Miller and Antonio Bandaras, are pretty sleazy characters, too. I daresay I'm older and have seen more classic thrillers than most of the imdb audience, but this movie kept me on the edge of my seat. The other acting is fine, but no one stands out. I really liked the plot and directing and acting in this movie. No corny bimbo performance here, great dramatic acting combined with good soundtrack and story-line! I would never have guessed and unless you saw the movie before or you read spoilers you will never guess either. On the plus side, this is an interesting and involving story, especially in the second half of the film. Sarah Taylor guards herself from emotional attachment, but uncharacteristically succumbs to the smooth advances of mysterious new lover Tony Ramirez.