Threesome (1994)


“I wonder how some people could be such a necessary part of one’s life one day and simply vanish the next. Isn’t it supposed to last? ” – Eddie

Number of Times Seen – Twice (25 Feb 2001 and 4 Jun 2020)

Brief Synopsis – After a computer mishap places a female in a dorm room with two males, the relationship between them becomes quite complicated.

My Take on it – This is a movie that I saw nearly 20 years ago yet didn’t recall much besides the overall premise.

The cast of this film is great and they have genuine chemistry with one another which helps make things seem even more believable.

Unfortunately, the story does take things a bit too far at certain points which hurts things too much.

Lara Flynn Boyle, Josh Charles and Stephen Baldwin all do fine jobs with these characters and help establish each of their distinct personalities as things unfold.

Parts of the story come across as being too predictable which takes away from making this fee more original or unique in all that it does.

The plot itself unfortunately doesn’t hold up well enough throughout the film and they hit a snag around the midway point when they attempt to find a way to back petal from certain themes and issues previously established.

Unfortunately, things unravel from there and they never find a way to give us a satisfying way for things to recover from this spin.

Bottom Line – Interesting idea that goes a bit too far at certain points. The chemistry between the characters is great and helps make some of the things that happen seem even more realistic. The cast is superb and Boyle, Charles and Baldwin all make things seem even more believable as the story unfolds. Parts of this story are a bit too predictable and that also drags things down because it fails to feel more unique or original in all that it gives us. The film hits a snag tho at the mid way point when it tries to find a way to extricate itself from previous themes and fails to find a satisfying way to eventually recover.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Further cementing its place in time as a product of Generation X culture, Threesome was released in theaters on April 8, 1994, the same day it was announced Kurt Cobain had been found dead. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy (5/10)

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