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Steamy adventure into the weird September 23, 2001
A wanted merchant sailor hunted by the police hops into convertible to hide. This doesn't bother sex kitten Missy (Rosanna Arquette) at all who finds him kind of cute and convinces her husband Phillip Mills (John Lithgow) that he should travel along with them for company. What ensues is one of the quirkiest relationship triangles you will ever want to see. John Lithgow has made a career out of playing bizarre characters, from Dr. Lizardo mad scientist who attaches electrodes to his tongue in Buckaroo Banzai to Roberta the Football player turned transvestite in The World According to Garp. This one is as far out there as anything he has done, and that says alot. Phillip Mills is a crass middle aged man with a crude tongue that shocked even jaded me as he speaks brutally frankly about the sensual charms of his much too young and lovely wife Missy. Missy oozes sex everywhere. You never really know where Missy is coming from. One moment purring in Alex's ear cursing Phillips big mouth suggesting they run away the next draping herself affectionatly over old Phil just when it looks like Alex is about to lure her away. Likewise Phillip can fly into a dangerous tirade and seconds later be hugging you like you were his best friend for life. The experience is like having the rug pulled out from under you for an hour and a half. If you like having your emotions juggled and feeling constantly disoriented this can be a really wild romp. Rosanna is very sexy in this film and constantly removing her clothes at the drop of a hat. Lithgow is completely over the top but in a totally fresh way. This was a made for tv HBO film and as far as I can tell bears no resemblance to the Hitchcock film of the same name. Not for everyone but if you want to see a sexy film with a disturbingly quirky sensiblilty you will not soon forget "The Wrong Man".
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