The Underneath (1995)

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A recovering gambling addict attempts to reconcile with his family and friends but finds trouble and temptation when caught between feelings for his ex-wife and her dangerous hoodlum boyfriend.

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  • Peter Gallagher and Alison Elliott in The Underneath (1995)
  • Elisabeth Shue in The Underneath (1995)
  • Peter Gallagher and Alison Elliott in The Underneath (1995)
  • Peter Gallagher and Alison Elliott in The Underneath (1995)
  • Steven Soderbergh in The Underneath (1995)
  • Alison Elliott in The Underneath (1995)

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27 May 2001 | youdontsmellbad
| Competent first half with disappointing payoff
I saw this film as a part of a school course on film appreciation, focusing mostly on film-noir. It built slowly with a fascinating story, and honestly I was intrigued by many of the sequences especially the scene where the main character watches the football game and the rendezvous under the bridge.

I was also interested in all of the supporting characters like elizabeth shue's role and the smarmy brother.

The action toward the end built up to a climax that would bring it all together. And, the most I could say for the climax was that it did. But it also spiraled into a conventional, predictable, and altogether disappointing ending. I walked away unhappy with the whole experience.

This was the first time I was disappointed with Soderbergh's work, so for a more satisfying experience, in a similar genre, see The Limey.

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