iconic film in large part because of glenn close’s character. she defines a type of woman that every man would probably rather avoid. it’s a cautionary tale wrapped in a thriller. unlike unfaithful, this lyne picture is really well directed, acted and realized. the thriller portion is much more satisfying and close’s character is much more compelling than anything in unfaithful.
films like this really strip away the civilized veneer of humans and show us as the monkeys we can truly be. douglas wants only to get his rocks off and close obsesses over him, emotionalizing a strictly physical interaction. humans are hilarious.