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  • PatrynXX14 October 2005
    Warning: Spoilers
    This would be the movie to watch if you wanted to see an erotic Isabella. I'm not sure if she's ever really done a nude. Perhaps Blue Velvet. Which I haven't watched just yet. But this one is more like anticipation. :P Although having her splayed out across the car hood is more than enuf excitement. Oh how I wish it was longer than the short time it lasted.

    The movie is rather good. Builds the typical who do you trust scenerio. Oh if only she hadn't brought the gun along. I can't imagine why this isn't on DVD yet. Even in pan and scan. The movie isn't too bad. I'd rate it much higher than IMDb fans would. Simply because it is a good suspense film. I haven't seen it in a number of years, but remember liking it fairly good. Or perhaps the image of Isabella splayed on a car hood is fogging my brain. :P

    7/10

    Quality: 7/10 Entertainment: 9/10 Replayable: 4/10
  • Isabella Rossellini stars as a fashion model (surprise!) in therapy with psychiatrist Jonathon - Aidan Quinn, however therapy is abandoned because Aidan is much too attracted to Isabella to continue. So they move in together instead. Then one night Isabella sees Aidan flirting with a woman at an art galley and she immediately slaps his face. It turns out this Aidan is James, Jonathon's twin, and a psycho-therapist. (Get it?) Isabella becomes interested in the livelier James since he is not a workaholic, though we never see him with a patient, and because James believes he appreciates her better than Jonathon does. James' expression of appreciation appears to be insulting her and rough sex. Quinn slows down his speech to give Jonathon a Montgomery Clift mushiness, and is all smirks as the sleazier James, however they are both still dull. Luckily director Tim Hunter shifts the focus to Isabella's reactions, which is also wise since the two times we see the twins side by side we get poorly done split screen, and an obvious body double. The screenplay explores Isabella as an aging model. She is interested in retiring and becoming an agent, in spite of the protests from everyone, except of course James. I lost count the number of times Rossellini is told she is beautiful. Of course she is, but it almost plays as a vanity production. You can tell that Hunter is aiming for camp from the constant music, and the fact that he casts Iman as Isabella's confidant, named Elle (!). Iman appears in one outrageous costume after another, but does have some funny lines. We also get The Picture of Dorian Gray's Hurd Hatfield as Isabella's agent, who actually gives the best performance in the film. Isabella is unintentionally funny since she delivers all her lines with the same intonation. There is also an irony in her involvement with "mirror-image" twins, and her resemblance to her mother. As a thriller this production fails miserably since Rossellini isn't the actress her mother was to make us believe she is in peril, though presumably Hunter would have cast someone better if he wanted a make a real thriller. I like her line when she refuses to let Jonathon buy her a dress. She says she is afraid he will make her "look like a school teacher" but the clothes she wears are faux-peasant understatement, with lots of low necks to show off her collarbone.
  • Warning: Spoilers
    I really expected this to be a thrilling movie with a surprise ending. I was a little worried with the dull characters but I persevered. Neither twin was very appealing and it was so obvious that the same person played both characters. Sometimes the actor does a very convincing job of showing two separate personalities - but not this time. In addition, Rachel was totally unbelievable as a fashion model. I could barely get past the baggy clothes she wore to follow the movie plot. And when she said she was a size 4 - I don't think so!

    It would have been much better if there had actually been one guy with a split personality - like in the fabulous movie "The Other." But again with the clothes - Rachel's clothes would be an insult to teachers - she looked more like a bag lady - especially in the end with that navy polka dot outfit and the white clodhopper shoes! I did watch the whole thing hoping for a better ending and avoiding housework!
  • Warning: Spoilers
    I really expected this to be a thrilling movie with a surprise ending. I was a little worried with the dull characters but I persevered. Neither twin was very appealing and it was so obvious that the same person played both characters. Sometimes the actor does a very convincing job of showing two separate personalities - but not this time. In addition, Rachel was totally unbelievable as a fashion model. I could barely get past the baggy clothes she wore to follow the movie plot. And when she said she was a size 4 - I don't think so!

    It would have been much better if there had actually been one guy with a split personality - like in the fabulous movie "The Other." But again with the clothes - Rachel's clothes would be an insult to teachers - she looked more like a bag lady - especially in the end with that navy polka dot outfit and the white clodhopper shoes! I did watch the whole thing hoping for a better ending and avoiding housework!