Perfectly woven erotic thriller, made from the same cloth of noir classics "The postman always rings twice" and "Double indemnity". Sensuality fill its air thanks to great writing, John Barry's jazzy score and the debutant Kathleen Turner's presence. Destiny and greed always step on a murderous pact between lovers
Yeah, it owes a lot to prior noirs like Double Indemnity, but it has its own unique film that makes it essential. The way that Kasdan is able to visually express the oppressive heat swarming over everything is unforgettable.
"Body Heat" is smouldering, sexy and smart. Kathleen Turner's breakout role as an insidious femme fatale completely made the movie for me. William Hurt also played very well the role of the brainless-dick. A very hot neo-noir.
Kasdan takes sexuality and moodiness from film noir and turns them into the pervasive driving force of a thrilling neo-noir. Turner sizzles and Hurt is the epitome of a duped male. There is, however, something missing that I can't quite point my finger to, but overall an entertaining film that stands on its own as well, not requiring much knowledge of film noir.
Experience"Body Heat" with William Hurt and Kathleen Turner. It is a seductive,lustful tale that gives a whole new meaning to the term thriller.Turner is the ultimate femme fatale and Hurt is putty under her spell. It raised my temperature and I decided I needed some wind chimes and some Florida sun in my life.