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1,231 Ratings

Fatal Attraction

Directed by Adrian Lyne
United States, 1987
Drama, Thriller


A New York attorney has a romantic fling while his wife is out of town, and then shrugs it off. But the woman involved with him won’t be ignored, even if it means destroying his family to keep him.

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Fatal Attraction Directed by Adrian Lyne

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1988 | 6 nominations including: Best Picture

National Board of Review

1987 | Winner: Top Ten Films

BAFTA Awards

1989 | Winner: Best Editing

1989 | 2 nominations including: Best Actor

Directors Guild of America

1988 | Nominee: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures

Critics reviews

…Fatal Attraction is simply slick, and looked at today, its aesthetic (over-lit and over-designed imagery, with a camera that never picks up anything more or less than the essential ingredients in any scene) and storytelling (pared-down dialogue that tells you just as much as you need to know at any moment) seem quintessentially of its decade. Hideously misogynistic but wildly effective, Lyne’s film is abhorrent and reactionary…
August 06, 2012
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If one can postulate some relationship between the appeal of The Exorcist and the feelings of disequilibrium caused by both Watergate and the energy crisis, it seems no less plausible to link the popularity of Fatal Attraction to the fear and moral confusion brought about jointly by feminism and the AIDS epidemic…
October 02, 1987
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