Fatal Attraction (1987)

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Fatal Attraction (1987)
  • Time: 119 min
  • Genre: Drama | Thriller
  • Director: Adrian Lyne
  • Cast: Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, Anne Archer

Storyline:

Happily married New York lawyer Dan Callagher has an affair with his colleague Alex, and the two enjoy a love weekend while Dan’s wife and kid are away. But Alex will not let go of him, and she will stop at nothing to have him for herself. Just how far will she go to get what she wants?

One review

  • “Fatal attraction” is still brilliant after more than 25 years. The film today may seem full of clich├ęs, but only because we’ve seen it all before time and time again. But in the 80’s this would have been an original and excellent thriller that still holds itself up today. Performances from both Michael Douglas and Glenn Close are great, but Close is the real stand out. After watching this movie again, I came away with the certainty that it is one which loses more than most in its translation to the small screen. It is still a classic in my view, though, since it is not only terrifying in its portrayal of both mental illness and violation of privacy, but also a great illustration of how sexual indiscretion can, and often does, backfire. I do recommend this one!

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