At no point was I ever on the edge of my seat worried about her being with any of these so-called suspects. I read that some people thought the ending was so obvious. Внимавай с непознати,Nunca Fale com Estranhos,L'inconnu,Spiel mit dem Feuer,Never Talk to Strangers,Nunca hables con extraños,Älä luota vieraisiin,Excès de confiance,Pote min milas se xenous,Ποτέ μη μιλάς σε ξένους,Óvakodj az idegentől! We hear that the police aren't going to file charges, since it seems like an obvious case of self-defense. This 1995 erotic thriller has some of the right ingredients: primarily the rich, Bernard Herrmann-like music score by Pino Donaggio, and the good cast. I've always enjoyed Rebecca DeMornay. Okay, I agree the dead cat was too much of a cliche, but the detective? Her regular personality wasn't ready for that kind of commitment yet; also, her other personality's way of having sex is very aggressive.
There's not a lot of chemistry between De Mornay and Antonio Banderas. Sarah Taylor Rebecca De Mornay is a psychologist who starts receiving threatening letters and packages, like someone is stalking her. Criminal psychologist Rebecca DeMornay hides her beauty behind a pair of glasses and a straitlaced manner. Apparently they did not,and they were right. I'm sure glad we're past that stage. My husband and I discussed several possible twists during the film, finally deciding on the scenario that turned out to be correct. Although I found things about it distasteful and not well presented.
An upstairs neighbor badly wants her, but she wants only to be friends. The story keeps you wondering until revealing the truth, which turns out to be pretty decent for a twist ending. If you like that kind of movies, with twists and turns, then this one is definitely worth a watch. Someone is clearly trying to terrorize her, but who? Brilliant creators, from artists to industrialists, continue to mysteriously disappear. Or could it be Sarah's desirous neighbor, Cliff Dennis Miller? Yes, some of the acting wasn't great. Soon after the start of the affair, though, Sarah starts getting troubling anonymous threats. The only thing that separates Never Talk To Strangers from the typical woman-in-peril movie you'd see on the Lifetime channel are a few F-words, Banderas' bare butt and De Mornay's naked breasts.
The film begins with her evaluating a serial killer, Max Cheski, who may suffer from multiple personality disorder. Miss DeMornay plays Sarah Taylor, a psychologist trying to analyze a convicted serial killer whose defense hinge on multiple personality disorder. However, at the end, she is told the truth by Tony: He is investigating her, in order to find out what happened to Benny. The makers know this and try to hide their ridiculous folly behind eroticism as the two lovely looking headlining stars get sweaty and wet, indulging in sexual play that's as powerful as the surroundings Banderas lives in a loft apartment resplendent with metal cage and wrought iron doors. I don't dislike Antonio Banderas.
She even finds her own obituary in a newspaper. There are numerous sexual scenes, embarrassingly excessive and that is, unfortunately, where the heart of this movie lies. So although being far from a classic I certainly thought it was far from being the worst thriller. Never Talk To Strangers is sexy and suspenseful, packed with exciting and surprising twists. Then you won't have to watch the rest of the movie. I'm pretty sure the beautiful and talented Winona Ryder is wondering when her boomlet is going to come along.
The abuse excuse is an interesting business in itself, far more interesting than the movie. Len Cariou plays her father in a wasted role. Even so, it was a decent film until the very end when my rating went from a 5 to a 2. Not that they lack chemistry, but she's not as up to the job as he is. Sure they had decent chemistry together but for what? Len Cariou was okay as DeMornay's father, but really the two leads are the main focus and the main reason to watch this.
Somebody sends her dead flowers. That never happened to any of us, as far as I know, although I'm not sure it would have been rejected with any degree of animation. Anyway creepy things start to happen after he arrives, weird packages arriving, things falling off the wall that could kill Sarah, incident that say things aren't normal anymore. De Mornay is underrated and all the nude scenes I've seen of her are classy and in good taste. A World whose motor would be stopped.
But as a sex movie, it's not bad. There was a good combination of mystery, suspense and sex. Dagny Taggart, Vice President in Charge of Operations for Taggart Transcontinental, has discovered what may very well be the answer to the mounting energy crisis — found abandoned amongst ruins, a miraculous motor that could seemingly power the World. The film also very deftly portrays Sarah's need for a relationship with Tony even though she is terrified that he is hiding something from her. After killing him, she destroys the tape, which is the only devastating proof toward her suffering from multi-personality disorder. The twists and turns certainly had me going. So yes, if you don't know already, as a thriller it stinks.
And, yes, this old gal certainly found it erotic, despite what I have read above. Rebecca plays a psychiatrist, and we see several scenes where she is evaluating an accused murdered for competency, he claims to have multiple personalities, but we suspect he is just trying to get off easy. Still, this is a mystery and will offer a surprise for many during the last 15 minutes. I thought this was one of Ms. Sarah later gets involved with ex-cop Tony Ramirez, Antonio Banderas,whom she met in the wine department of her local supermarket. By the way, the little girl we see here is under five so it's unlikely that she'd remember Dad's night-time visits in any case since long-term memory isn't really established until about that time. Soon after the start of the affair, though, Sarah starts getting troubling anonymous threats.
When the film wants to be an erotic thriller, he's the one, not surprisingly, who gives it the eroticism it wants, not DeMoray. Sometimes, DeMoray either seems to lag behind him or goes over the top in an effort to match him. Brian De Palma has often come in for some flak over the years, his penchant for sticking tight to Alfred Hitchcock thriller formula has been the source of much consternation in certain quarters. And that's what makes Never Talk To Strangers special. Also, she has several personalities of her own to sort out.