Sex, Lies, and Videotape
Sex, Lies, and Videotape review
Ann (Andie MacDowell) sees a therapist about her marital problem. John (Peter Gallagher) has an affair with Cynthia (Laura San Giacomo), Ann’s sister. Graham (James Spader), a friend of John, arrives and hangs out with Ann. She discovers Graham’s tapes in the apartment regarding the interviews of various women. Cynthia then visits Graham about the videotapes.
The screenplay was amazing. A few sensational lines: Graham – “Liars are the second lowest form of human being in the plant…Lawyers (his answer when Ann asked who the first was).” “Lying is like alcoholism.” Ann - “I think sex is overrated.” “Nothing’s what I thought it was.” Cynthia – “I trust him before I trust you.” Andie MacDowell and James Spader were really marvelous in this picture. Soundtrack was decent and direction was basic yet striking. Sex, Lies, and Videotape is a groundbreaking independent film that is influential. A good effort from the talented director whose themes of loyalty, trust, lies, love and sexuality were well tackled.