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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 18
Cast
Mickey Rourke
Kim Basinger
Margaret Whitton
David Marguiles
Directors
Adrian Lyne
Screenwriters
Sarah Kernochan
Zalman King
Running Time
112 minutes

Nine 1/2 Weeks
How to follow up Flashdance? Stick Mickey Rourke and Kim Basinger under the covers, or on the kitchen floor, for that matter, and point the camera for two hours.


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Plot
A financial executive, John (Rourke), and an art gallery assistant, Elizabeth (Basinger), try to fill up their empty existences with a crash course in sex with an utter stranger. This leads, as you might expect, to sex every which way they can, but, as they discover, is perhaps not the basis for a long-term relationship.


Verdict
Erotic at times, certainly, but that's down to the appeal of it's stars and not the minimal clean lines vs. heavenly bodies approach of director Adrian Lyne.


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