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Fascination (2005)



Critic Consensus: Laughably overheated and featuring loads of cheesy dialogue, Fascination is the virtual definition of so-band-it's-good.

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A pair of stepsiblings are torn between desire and suspicion in this sexy thriller. Scott Doherty (Adam Garcia) is a young man in his early twenties who is still coming to terms with the unexpected death of his father (James Naughton) when he learns that his mother, Maureen (Jacqueline Bisset), is engaged to marry Oliver Vance (Stuart Wilson). Scott doesn't approve of the marriage, and he soon learns Oliver's daughter Kelly (Alice Evans), also in her early twenties, has similar misgivings, primarily because Oliver also just recently lost his spouse. As Scott and Kelly get to know one another, they begin to wonder if the recent deaths that made the marriage of Maureen and Oliver possible were entirely accidental, though their feelings become far more complicated when they enter into a passionate affair.more
Rating: R (adult situations)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Klaus Menzel, Daryl Haney, John Jacobs, Klaus Menzel
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 31, 2005
MGM/UA - Official Site


Jacqueline Bisset
as Maureen Doherty
Adam Garcia
as Scott Doherty
Alice Evans
as Kelly Vance
Stuart Wilson
as Oliver Vance
James Naughton
as Patrick Doherty
Craig Cady
as Philip Shields
Vincent Castellanos
as District Attorney
Jaime Bello
as Martin Earnhardt
Ted Richard
as First Detective
Gary Davies
as Second Detective
Cucho Viera
as Pharmacist
Bill Sloan
as E.R. Doctor
Elia Enid Cadilla
as Justice of the Peace
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Critic Reviews for Fascination

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (11)

At its delirious worst, it's as pungent a Parisian cheese shop, offering a cornucopia of laughable scenes.

Full Review… | January 8, 2008
AV Club
Top Critic

The only magnetism generated by ersatz black-widow Fascination is that perilous urge to slow down and peek at the roadside wreck.

Full Review… | May 17, 2006
Top Critic

The presence of Jacqueline Bisset is the only reason the little man hasn't left the chair.

Full Review… | June 1, 2005
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Klaus Menzel's laughable screenplay is not enhanced by direction not much more accomplished than that of a typical Cinemax late-night adult series.

February 3, 2005
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

Contrived and pointless.

Full Review… | February 3, 2005
New York Observer
Top Critic

So tedious is Fascination that the plot, the embittered characters and, yes, the sexuality are merely insipid.

Full Review… | February 3, 2005
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Fascination


This average thriller is cheaper and nastier than the simplest of soap operas.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

To understand this movie you have to use some sort of formula. Take a scoop of mystery, sorrow, mistrust and sexual attraction, whip in a bit of perversion and finally blend in a touch of insanity. There you have it! It is a good movie, in a strange way.

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I didn't like this movie much. I was bored and I really don't know why I wasted my time watching through this whole movie. The acting was horrible and I can see why this movie didn't get any notice. I kept waiting for something interesting to happen but nothing happened. This movie is not worth your time. You will definitely waste 1 hour and 43 minutes of your time watching this film.

Nubian "Edna" Princess

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