Number of Times Seen – Twice (Theater on 20 Oct 1992 and 16 Jul 2018)
Brief Synopsis – A psychiatrist gets involved with the sister of one of his patients and things begin to get out of hand.
My Take on it – I recall seeing this film in the theater when it came out yet couldn’t for the life of me recall what this was about; I only remembered that it featured Richard Gere and Kim Basinger in the leads.
This is overall a pretty mediocre (at best) crime thriller that doesn’t manage to even try and stay interesting.
It was probably better perceived when it came out since there was a deluge of sex thrillers that were made at the time and it seemed like everyone wanted to get in on the action.
Unfortunately, this film doesn’t manage to give us anything remotely unique or special with this story and it stays quite lackluster the entire time.
Gere gives a very wooden performance ad doesn’t manage to have any believable chemistry with either Basinger or Uma Thurman which takes away from this film having any kind of impact.
There seems to be an attempt here to make this film feel like a Hitchcock film yet that too fails in just about every way possible.
The storyline itself moves along at a snail’s pace and doesn’t manage to stay interesting at all because once you figure out the genre of this film, what follows is all too predictable.
Bottom Line – Below average 90’s crime thriller that isn’t as good as it was probably perceived when it came out. The premise itself follows the playbook of the sex thrillers of the time yet fails to bring anything that feels even remotely unique into the storyline. Gere feels too wooden here and has no chemistry what so ever with either of his two leading ladies. The story moves along at a really slow pace and remains quite predictable the entire time once you know what genre this film is part of.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – About Final Analysis (1992), Kim Basinger has said: “I was in my own world for that film. I never saw it.” (From IMDB)
Rating – Razzie Worthy (3/10)
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