R | | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A woman, along with her lover, plans to con a rich man by marrying him, earning his trust, and then running away with all his money. Everything goes as planned until she falls in love with him.
Any qualms Melanie Griffith might have had about the explicit sex scenes between her husband Antonio Banderas and Angelina Jolie carrying on off-set were swiftly dealt a blow when Jolie eloped with her second husband Billy Bob Thornton halfway through the shoot.
You cannot walk away from love. That was the advertisement in a Baltimore newspaper. And that is how he found her.
During Julia's last scene with the priest, his hands keep changing position - together, folded, far apart. And the bible or prayer book disappears.
Approximately 4 minutes of sexually explicit material has been cut from cable showings, even on the late-night showings on non-commercial premium cable channels. Both R-rated and Unrated editions have been released on Region 1 DVD. The original theatrical release did contain explicit sex scenes, but as currently shown on cable, every time someone is about to go to bed with someone else, the scene fades out and returns to the same locale the next morning. In the original version, Julia's first sexual encounter with Luis is graphically shown, as is their encounter when he finds her in the hotel.
English, German, Japanese, Latin, Spanish
$6,402,741 (USA) (5 August 2001)
$16,252,765 (USA) (2 September 2001)