Directed by Adrian Lyne
I saw the play adaptation of this in London with Kristin Davis and it was so painfully bad that my sister and I couldn't stop laughing during the performance. We weren't the only ones (I think I heard someone else use the term "Fatal Production") but I still feel bad. It did feel good to laugh that hard.
Dan Gallagher, a successful New York attorney, meets and is instantly attracted to Alex Forrest. He's married, but since his wife and child are out of town, he takes the opportunity to have an affair with Alex. He tries to pretend the whole thing never happened but Alex becomes increasingly obsessive.
I'm not quite sure what this says about me, but as I get older, I sympathize more and more with Alex. I mean, he pursued her; she was just minding her own business! And then when it is convenient for Dan, he just wants to pretend she doesn't exist! This would be heartbreaking even if she wasn't pregnant (or allegedly pregnant). Yes, she is a bit loony, but I do feel sorry for her, which I think makes this a very special kind of horror movie.
This definitely isn't the most empowering film I have ever seen. Alex is a career woman, so the fact that she is hellbent on having a husband and child doesn't exactly make women look great. But I just had a ton of fun with this one. Glenn Close is absolutely phenomenal. The fact that she lost the Best Actress Oscar to Cher...well, I can't even talk about it.
Glenn Close was pregnant when she filmed the reshoot.