Meryl Streep stars as Brooke Reynolds, the mistress of a married man who turns up dead, prompting her to pay a visit to her deceased lover’s psychiatrist, Dr. Sam Rice, to pass along a wristwatch to the man’s wife.
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The best have tried to replicate Hitchcock. Hell, Brian DePalma based his career on doing that. It doesn't work even when you have two superstars playing their roles. It ends up looking like a classy piece of junk.
Despite being a pity to see such a refined and atmospheric piece of neo-noir slips into one or two holes right in its last 5 minutes, Meryl, Roy, and Jessica are awesome here, and every aesthetic attempt to update the good film noir from the 40's to the 80's works pretty well, with the help of Mr. Hitchcock's referencial legacy.
Trotz des guten Casts hat der Film massive Probleme mit Tempo, Rhythmus und Spannungsaufbau und plätschert weite Teile vor sich hin, um im Finale noch einmal richtig unclever zu werden. Zum Einschlafen. 3/10