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DANGEROUS LIAISONS (1988) 
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Post DANGEROUS LIAISONS (1988)
Click here for the review of Dangerous Liaisons (1988)

Part of the "1980s" series.


Thu Jul 30, 2009 1:27 pm
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Post Re: DANGEROUS LIAISONS (1988)
YOU LIED TO ME.


WHY GOD WHY.



In all seriousness, great review. I like 'The Grifters' the most of Frears' works, but this film is certainly in the top 3.


Thu Jul 30, 2009 2:07 pm
Post Re: DANGEROUS LIAISONS (1988)
Well done again, James. Malkovich's "It's beyond my control" monologue
[Reveal] Spoiler:
(and death, along with Glenn Close's comeuppance)
still resonates with me to this day. When I first saw it, at age 19, it was in the wake of "Cruel Intentions" which, contrary to your review, I thoroughly enjoyed at the time. (And it DID bring Reese Witherspoon to my attention.) Needless to say I was stunned by just how superior "Liaisons" was.

I also thought Uma Thurman was just fine, though I'd agree with you about Reeves.

Trivia, as well: Swoosie Kurtz later appeared in the opening scenes of "Cruel Intentions" as Ryan Philippe's psychiatrist. (Funnily enough, they tried a similar trick that year with Faye Dunaway in "The Thomas Crown Affair '99", which I believe was better than you made it out to be as well, James.)


Sat Aug 01, 2009 5:02 pm
Post Re: DANGEROUS LIAISONS (1988)
Wow. What a perfect review! I have nothing to add. Bravo, James B!


Wed Sep 23, 2009 12:15 am
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