Sunday, October 16, 2011

Body Heat (1981)

Ned Racine is a cheap and tawdry Florida lawyer. In the middle of an unbearable heat wave, he has a few brief encounters with a woman named Matty Walker, chatting about the heat and the wind chimes on her porch. Not long after they have a most explicit affair, despite her already being married to Edmund, a wealthy businessman. Matty tells Ned she can't stand being with Edmund anymore, and wants a divorce but she signed a prenuptial agreement. So Ned suggests that they kill him. A sexy neo-noir thriller; the dialogue between Hurt and Turner exudes raw sensuality and the scenes with them together are so scorchingly hot it'll make your temperature rise. Starring William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, Richard Crenna, Ted Danson, J.A. Preston, Mickey Rourke 8/10

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