Paying tribute to the Hitchcockian thriller, Jones is stuck with a familiar plot of miscommunication and murder, tracking Josie's mounting panic as Cole makes her deepest, darkest fantasy come true, sending her on a downward spiral that complicates an already knotted existence, including a lover in Jake who's very interested her bank account. He asked her to marry him on their first date. I don't pretend tounderstand that film fully, either, but I am at least prepared to give its plotthe benefit of the doubt: I believe that close story analysis would not findany actual or absolute impossibilities. AmI holding the ending against the entire movie? Scoring retains instrumentation, preserving the lush orchestral mood of the movie. Yes, he drinks too much, and there are other problems, but she is stillgrateful to him and has hopes for their future. Hefollows her home into the deep, dark woods. And you will try to explain to me how the last scene in themovie, the one that is supposed to provide the key, fits in with what has gonebefore.
I'll take care of you. I want you to very carefully, Mrs. I can't play best forever. This trip was your idea. And when he drank, he be very mean. Somehow a movie like this establishes a contract with us,an unspoken agreement that some things cannot be doubted even though others areup for grabs. How much does Jake's wife, Nora Clea Lewis , know? I didn't see you that when he was helping you fnd investors for the restaurant.
You got a key to that gate? Despite everything, Tony does love me. Suspicions are flaccid, violence is tepid, and payoffs are eye-crossing, but Jones marches on, working with legendary cinematographer Haskell Wexler to generate an appealingly stylish feature that does well with the visual conventions of the genre. Josie Halle Berry is married to Tony Christopher McDonald , a movie studio executive, but feelings faded long ago for the couple, with his drinking causing her animosity to grow. So what do they want to do now? While logic isn't a pal to the common thriller, Jones doesn't strengthen connective tissue in the least, while the picture itself snowballs to a conclusion that doesn't make any sense, choking out whatever tenuous contact with character consistency Jones was maintaining in the first place. Jones also plays loose with perspective, opening the picture in a police station, where Josie, under suspicion for murder, elects to tell her side of the story.
Berry is limp here, backed by several key miscastings, leaving Jones with little room to take something traditional and give it significant personality, helping to up what are weirdly low stakes for a thriller. Cast: , , , , , , , Director: Genres: Keywords: , , , , , , , ,. Potential for trickery or basic urgency is lost midway through the effort, which does return to Josie and the cops without proper emphasis. I just want to tell the truth. There's nothing I wouldn't do for you, baby. What is it that you want me to do? Club members also get access to our members-only section on RogerEbert.
Now will you do one more for me? We're both gonna have to try here. Why didn't you fnd out we a key to the gate? And that it was bad because Tony was drinking. Was she innocent or guilty? Also roped into the intrigue is Josie's lover, Jake Golden Clive Owen , who is far from innocent. The Rich Man's Wife 1996 The Rich Man's Wife Blu-ray offers decent video and solid audio in this fan-pleasing Blu-ray release Josie Potenza has it all: a fabulous home, a life of privilege and a wealthy husband. He's got a way of it. You know, I'd like to get some someday. For more about The Rich Man's Wife and the The Rich Man's Wife Blu-ray release, see the published by Brian Orndorf on August 12, 2018 where this Blu-ray release scored 3.
Delineation struggles with solidification during some low-lit encounters. A blustering, hard-drinkingbusiness executive named Tony is married to anattractive younger wife named Josie. Over drinks with a stranger, she fantasizes about doing her husband in to void the prenupt. When she meets the rugged but dangerous Cole Wilson Peter Greene , he sets in motion a tense series of events, leading to murder and deception. That's why this has be the last time.
He gathers that she is unhappywith her husband. Do you each of rights? If you so desire and one, an will be provided for you charge. Well, look, I'll tell you what you can do. Storyline: The Rich Mans Wife 1996 A rich man's wife finds she has a bad prenuptial agreement with an even worse husband. You have the right to silent. Advertisement HalleBerry is convincing, too, and I cared about her, especially as the plot beganto turn against her. But Josie's seemingly perfect life takes a nightmarish turn when her husband is brutally murdered -- making her the prime suspect in the police investigation.
Though Josie also cheats on Tony, she holds out hope that they can reconcile. Greene is especially over the top, trying to work himself into a criminal frenzy when the movie actually needs tighter edits, not broader performances. Hereis the story as we have reason to believe it. Detail is hampered by mild baked-in filtering bits of haloing are detected , but facial particulars are passable. When she meets the rugged but dangerous Cole Wilson Peter Greene , he sets in motion a tense series of events, leading to murder and deception.
Do you wish to give up your right to silent? I can't keep on like this. Tony, go easy tonight, please. Texture is acceptable with costuming and set decoration. I don't want to hurt you, and I don't want to hurt Tony. The stranger decides to turn her imagination into reality much to the wife's surprise.