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Final Analysis (1992)

Directed by:
Phil Joanou
COUNTRY
USA

GENRE
Erotic thriller/Neo-noir

NORWEGIAN TITLE
Djevelsk spill

RUNNING TIME
124 minutes

Produced by:
Charles Roven
Tony Thomas
Paul Junger Witt
Written by:
Wesley Strick


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Dr. Isaac Barr Richard Gere
Heather Evans Kim Basinger
Diana Baylor Uma Thurman

Jimmy Evans

Eric Roberts
Detective Huggins Keith David
Mike O'Brien Paul Guilfoyle
Dr. Alan Lowenthal Robert Harper -
Pepe Carrero Agustin Rodriguez -

 

Review

This erotic thriller starts out promisingly and rather seductively, with Richard Gere finding the right tone in the lead as a psychiatrist who tries to manoeuvre between treating a young woman with a history of sexual abuse (Uma Thurman) on the one hand, and starting an affair with her sultry and mysterious older sister (Kim Basinger) on the other. The pitfalls should probably have been visible from the start, both for Gere and us viewers, but for about half of the film's running time, director Phil Joanou (State of Grace) almost succeeds in becoming the Hitchcock copycat he sets out to be. And not until the overlong and silly finale does it all fall apart literally.

Copyright 12.07.2023 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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