Rebecca DeMornay gives the best performance in the film and who is truly convincing as Peyton, the newly widowed wife who takes it upon herself to manipulate her way into a family.. Annabella Sciorra gave a great performances as the asthmatic housewife. This is one of the best psychotic thrillers I have ever seen. It started out really good, and ended great, it has an interesting storyline and some spectacularly sinister moments. Curtis Hanson has made an excellent, sharp thriller. I would highly recommend watching this movie and would encourage anyone who is interested in dramas to see this film and I can guarantee you won't be disappointed!..