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The sheer pleasure of watching movies is celebrated in Brian De Palma's dazzlingFemme Fatale. Working from his own intricate screenplay, De Palma indulges all of his trademark obsessions, upping the ante on Hitchcock (again) with aVertigo-like plot that begins with an audacious heist at the Cannes film festival (another sexy, violent tour de force for De Palma). From there, the stunning thief Laure (Rebecca Romijn-Stamos) assumes a new identity, marries a U.S. senator (Peter Coyote), and returns to Paris where a tenacious paparazzo (Antonio Banderas) becomes a patsy in her multilayered scheme. De Palma's weaving a web of nonsense, but his plotting is so exuberantly absurd--and his frame so full of visual clues and relevant detail--thatFemme Fatalebecomes a joyous thrill ride at first encounter, and a crazily logical (and grandly rewarding) movie on subsequent viewings. In her best role to date, Romijn-Stamos is everything you'd want a femme fatale to be, in a thriller that constantly challenges you to question what you're seeing.--Jeff Shannon
The Prelude to the 2005 Butterfly Affect This is not for the underaged due to the same sex scenes in the beginning scenes, otherwise it is an excellent drama. It is about a ruthless thief who finds redemtion after she and her partner betray their gang. Excllent twists and turns with a curious and amazing ending!
copycat de palma who would have thought of shooting a robbery sequence in hypnotic mode, with a variation of ravel's bolero, written by sakamoto... who would have thought of shamelessly copying dario argento and the famous scene at the ending of tenebre? who can copy, absorb and still have a dense personal style? de palma. he's something of a forger, but he's not a copycat, or he's he? he did it before, with hitchcock, of course, but here... well, this is a well crafted film, well thought, well shot. If, in the end, there isn't any real message, who cares? de palma makes the viewer feel cheated, even angry. I thought, ?godamn, in this scene of the maid attack he's copying argento shamelessly! but, is it a homage? maybe. there's not much more I can say. this is a really interesting movie.
Similar to "Last Seduction" but with an unrealistically "happy" ending Well, despite many clich�s present in the movie, it would deserve 4 stars, had it not been for its ending. Does the director really believes the audience is so weak that it couldn't handle a sad ending or that it is so naive to believe in a happy one?!
As the "Last Seduction" the film did an adequate job in portraying some of the quintessential female characteristics, especially when it comes to sex, money and manipulation of men.
Although the movie is quite a bit more contrived than "Last Seduction" (especially the ending) I'd still recommend watching both of these movies for those who are interested in understanding certain self-serving aspects of female psychology.