Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Fatal Attraction

A well-to-do successful attorney (Michael Douglas) meets an editor through work with whom he has a one night stand, leading to dire consequences for himself and his family when the lady in question proves to be a mentally unhinged stalker. Adrian Lyne’s psychological thriller is sleek and well-made, with great career defining performances from Douglas and Close. Archer is a little to sweet and understanding as Douglas’ doting wife and the violence in the finale is over the top and unsatisfying, although the editing during these sequences is extraordinary (a much more nuanced deleted scene included on the DVD proves way more gratifying).
*** out of ****