A film perversely corrupt in its ideology, yet absurdly tame and harmless in its content. The film gets dirty yet it so badly wishes to respect the 'moral Christian community' that it reverts back to a forced & regressive reappraisal of the virtue & purity of marriage; resulting in perverted sound & repressed fury signifying a sexual frustration of nothing
A fantastic premise is squandered by poisonous melodrama and overwrought moments. The three leads are universally great - save for buying Woody Harrison and Demi Moore as high school freshmen in an embarrassing flashback that kicks off the movie. Visually, there is some great work here. The writing is pretty damn good too. It'll keep you interested but it's just a little too silly and ham-fisted to be truly poignant.
So let me get this straight... Demi Moore convinces Woody Harrelson (her husband) to let her sleep with Robert Redford for 1 million dollars, goes on to dump him, asks for a divorce and, when humiliated, proceeds to go to 'their special place' and tells him she always loved him. Screenwriting 101. Seems 'bout right!
What audience is this for? It's not enough of a thriller, but it's not a movie you'd want to take your date to. It's hardly feel good but doesn't really make a consistent statement to make you think about how you feel bad. It's not a philosophical piece, and it's not particularly visually spectacular. It falls just short of being attractive to anyone, I think. --PolarisDiB
This movie is a big cliché, but I gotta admit I liked it. You even get a little anxious at some point. And all the early-90´s-feeling (the clothes, the soundtrack, the places, etc) have their charm now. And Demi More with her short hair was absolutely beautiful.