Not well like by critics upon its release in 1993, The Temp was a movie that tried to be a little different. Personally, although nothing Oscar-worthy (especially in the writing department), I got what I needed out of this flick. People have got to start realizing when a movie's point is nothing but to have a fun time and The Temp gave me exactly that. There were a slew of things I enjoyed with this flick; the wacky and suspenseful scenarios, the overacting by some, the often funny one-liners and the satirical look at the corporate world. The flick is also fairly uneven with giving us two mysteries and not really giving us a satisfying answer with either. They play the 'is she nuts or not' card then they play the 'how paranoid is the protagonist' card. Frankly, even though I didn't get a full fledge explanation from either, I couldn't help but enjoy myself. Going back and forth on the plot the whole time was appealing to me on a thinking level even though the flick itself tried to play smarter than it was. Tom Holland has never disappointed me with his work. Even when the script was 'meh' he would up my enjoyment with his energetic work. Only he could make The Temp look a lot more classy than it is! He also knows his suspense well and kept the movie flowing evenly. Another terrific job! Timothy Hutton overacts in many scenes, but that was part of the charm. He looked cool enough for the role (that hair!) and when he was over-the-top, he cracked me up. What happened to the guy? Major star potential... Lara Flynn Boyle looked ridiculous at certain point in the movie but her charisma and focused performance more than made up for that. She's also gorgeous. Oliver Platt plays another dick but he's so good at being a dick and once again, he delivers. Steven Weber brought on the rough charm with his character. I liked him a lot here. Faye Dunaway also has her moments of over-acting. She did grate the nerves once or twice but again, it was part of the reason I enjoyed her. Make sense? ... On the downer, although I mentioned earlier that I enjoyed getting teased by this one, there were a ton of questions I had when the end credits started rolling. I can think of at least 10 off the top of my head and I won't bother mentioning them here. They were mainly to do with a lot of the subplots at hand and the logic of certain scenarios that I didn't get. Furthermore, the editing choices done in the final act of the flick were painful to watch. It's so obvious that the studio did so many re-cuts to satisfy their needs as things just kept dropping out of nowhere. Finally, the subplot involving the wife was completely useless to this movie and did nothing but drag the film down. It took itself way too seriously compared to the rest of the flick and I would start to get bored. Overall, I'll get shunned for this from several I'm sure, but I enjoyed The Temp. You know the real friends you have then the friends you keep around for your own personal amusement or for the sake of gaining some cheap laughs? The Temp is that friend in movie form. It's a 'fun because it's dumb' kinda flick. I walked away satisfied. Out!