Directed by: Uli Edel
Stars: Madonna, Joe Mantegna, Anne Archer
Description: A millionaire is found dead of heart failure handcuffed to the bed with a home video tape of him and his lover. When cocaine is found in his system, and his will leaves $8 million to his lover, they arrest her on suspicion of murder. Her lawyer succumbs to her charms, and he begins a torrid and kinky affair with her. As new evidence turns up during trial, he begins to wonder if he’s defending a murderer.
Beautifully filmed, Madonna never looked better. This campy thriller gave Madonna fans some of her most famous lines–“Men Lie”, “Have you ever seen animals make love”, That’s what I do, I”, and a few others. Her clothes are incredible and Julianne Moore is very pretty too. Now, the problem lies not so much within Madonna’s acting but timing…the film was released 3 months after her SEX book pictorial was released. The public just didn’t know what to think, and I do think her constant blinking of the eyes can become very irritating. The sex scene in the parking garage is beautifully filmed and Madonna does kick some butt in the sex scene department. If you think about Sharon Stone’s icy performance in Basic Instinct and Madonna’s in this–they’re really about the same. But a major Madonna backlash had begun by the time this film was released and was labeled a turkey. As a Madonna fan, I LOVE IT–as a regular viewer, ITS PRETTY GOOD. No, I can’t lie– I love it! Sorry, I really do! Campy and fun! NOT to be taken seriously!