This is a movie that is completely over the top. The character Fiorentino plays is as evil a woman as there is. She uses her feminine wiles and hard personality to mesmerize, seduce and destroy her husband and her paramour. I felt sorry for them!
Fiorentino absconds with a $700,000 batch of cash that her husband scored doing a drug deal. He hires an African-American P.I. to track her down but Fiorentino dupes and destroys the hapless fellow by crashing her car and using the local racism to her advantage thus quashing any potential in depth investigation. In the small town of Beston, New York, she seduces a fellow and tricks him into murdering her husband. But the plan goes wrong and the innocent dupe is in the end arrested for murder and rape.
Wow! Roger Ebert said: "The last Seduction is about the way even a smart guy gets dumb when he starts thinking tumescently." It's true! It's sad what happened to this man (Played Well By Peter Berg). This lady makes Barbara Stanwyck (Double Indemnity) look like a virgin. even the character from Body Heat is second best compared to the on Linda Fiorentino played. She is absolute evil. she wins in the end and has all the money to herself. However, I wonder if she would ever feel free enough to love another man. I don't think she would. In the end my guess is she would be alone for the rest of her life. but then again, being alone with $700,000 tax free ain't such a bad thing. She'd certainly have her pick of males at her feet and the money would give her the freedom to do almost whatever she wanted.
I give this film Four Stars. It's very good. It tends to drag a bit towards the end (After Bill Nunn's Character Is Slain) but it's still enjoyable. I'm the 104th person to Review this film.
A. Nathaniel Wallace, Jr.