Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)

R   |    |  Drama

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A sexually repressed woman's husband is having an affair with her sister. The arrival of a visitor with a rather unusual fetish changes everything.

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  • Peter Gallagher and Steven Soderbergh in Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
  • Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
  • Andie MacDowell in Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
  • James Spader in Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
  • James Spader in Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
  • Andie MacDowell and James Spader in Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)

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10 August 2010 | orly-yahalom
| Sorry, not convinced
The film has some moments of interest and good acting, mainly by Andie MacDowell. However, all in all, I felt disappointment and boredom, which increased as the movie progressed.

The main idea in the movie is the dramatic change which the characters go through once Graham enters their lives. Well, I could not see anything about Graham that could drive such a change. Why is the introverted Ann suddenly opens up to this eccentric stranger? Why is her sister so keen to meet him, knowing basically nothing about him, and why does this meeting drive her to make a significant change in her life?

As for the Graham character itself, by the end of the movie we still know little about him, which makes it a bit awkward when Ann confronts him about his life. However, I didn't feel any interest in knowing more about him. The same goes for the other characters. Cynthia has been particularly shallow and didn't seem to have any motive in her life except resenting her sister.

I guess that the idea of talking about sex was sensational at the time, but now when it became trivial, we are left with a pretentious movie that gives little of what a good drama should.

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