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This movie has its moments, but it's not as entertaining or edgy as critics probably thought it was back in 1994. Director John Dahl and screenwriter Steve Barancik add an indie film vibe to the erotic thriller genre, as Linda Fiorentino escapes to a small town called Beston near Buffalo, NY. Fiorentino plays an icy, attractive femme fatale, but our male lead in Peter Berg is not as enjoyable. Heavy on plot and dialogue it definitely loses much of what makes the erotic thriller fun in the first place. And the real killer of the film is the upbeat jazz score by Joseph Vitarelli. Certain scenes will entertain but overall it's slow and dull.
The Last Seduction is a 1994 neo-noir erotic thriller directed by John Dahl. The film stars Linda Fiorentino as Bridget Gregory, a manipulative woman who persuades her husband to sell cocaine, then absconds with the money. Fleeing to a small town, she seduces a naive local, Mike Swale (Peter Berg), and entangles him in her devious plan to get rid of her husband permanently. Bridget's character is a classic femme fatale, using her sexuality and cunning to manipulate the men around her. The Last Seduction received rave reviews, particularly for Linda Fiorentino’s performance.
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