Body of Evidence (1992)
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as Rebecca Carlson
as Frank Dulaney
as Robert Garrett
as Joanne Braslow
as Sharon Dulaney
as Dr. Alan Paley
as Dr. McCurdy
as Judge Burnham
as Detective Reese
as Detective Griffin
as Andrew Marsh
as 2nd Technician
as Male Reporter
as Michael Dulaney
as Dr. Novaro
as Jury Foreman
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While he may be marginally better at directing kinky sex scenes than Instinct's Paul Verhoeven, [Edel is] stuck with a fairly ho-hum script by Brad Mirman.
A courtroom drama built around the charge that Madonna's body is a deadly weapon with which she 'fornicated' a man to death, this showcase for the singer-thesp as femme fatale is more silly than erotic.
Audience Reviews for Body of Evidence
A woman is accused of killing her lover. Whay does Madonna do these movies. She should stick to what she's good at - singing.
This erotic-thriller in the fumbling scenes of sado-masochism lead only to embarrassment. Willem Dafoe has never looked more uncomfortable, while Madonna as the body in question is no Sharon Stone.
Willem Dafoe plays a lawyer who becomes involved with his client, Madonna, a woman accused of intentionally murdering her rich, elderly lover through strenuous, kinky sex; coincidentally, he left her $ 8 million in his will.
For an "erotic thriller," the film somehow managed to be entirely devoid of any erotic quality although there is no lack of sex: we've got hot wax, handcuffs, oral sex, parking garage car hood sex and various other forms of action.
My opinion: Sex thrillers work best when the sex is used as an additional spice to the story, not the focus of the story and Willem Dafoe may be many things and a very versatile actor, but sex god he isn't. Nevertheless, even with these flaws it is interesting to view. The courtroom scenes are moderately entertaining and Julianne Moore is good as the anger stricken wife of Dafoe while Anne Archer is very effective as the secretary with her own agenda and the sadomasochistic sex scenes....well, if you're into watching this kind of stuff, they may prove to be fairly entertaining as well. I did like the ending. "Karma, everyone gets what they deserve in the end."
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