|MORTAL PASSIONS (director: Andrew Lane; screenwriter: Alan Moskowitz; cinematographer: Christian Sebaldt; editor: Kimberly Ray; music: Parmer Fuller; cast: Krista Errickson (Emily), Zach Galligan (Todd), David Warner (Dr. Powers), Michael Bowen (Berke), Luca Bercovici (Darcy), Sheila Kelley (Adele), Cassandra Gava (Cinda), Ron Vernan (Paris); Runtime: 96; MPAA Rating: R; producer: Gwen Field; Fox (MGM); 1989)|
low-budget crime film set in Beverly Hills."
by Dennis Schwartz
A wacky low-budget crime film set in Beverly Hills. Andrew Lane ("Lonely Hearts"/"Jake Speed"/"Train Wreck") directs and co-writes the script with Alan Moskowitz.
(Krista Errickson) is a scheming
beautiful liar, who is married to a weak-minded
suicidal but genial rich hubby named Todd (Zach
Galligan). They live in a Hollywood
mansion. Emily is in the midst of having a kinky
affair with her slimy lounge-lizard
boyfriend Darcy (Luca Bercovici) and seduces him
to knock-off her hubby so she can inherit his wealth.
vacuous thriller has a weak script, dull characters
and banal dialogue. Also, the crime drama has no
suspense. If David Warner wasn't in it,
playing the shrink and confidante of Galligan, the pic
would be completely mindless.
favor, the story is unpredictable and amusingly zany.
Bowen plays the protective older brother
of Zach, who is seduced by the femme fatale Errickson.
about it is a reminder of film noir gone awry.
REVIEWED ON 4/21/2015 GRADE: B-
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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