MovieAddict's Movie Review of To Die For (1995)

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To Die For (1995)

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MovieAddict - wrote on 03/21/12

Nicole Kidman plays a sultry TV Weather Girl Suzanne Stone who is desperate to become the big TV star and she'll stop at nothing to see her ambitions fulfilled. She thinks her laid-back loving Italian husband (Matt Dillon) is standing in her way so while working on a video project with high school students she manipulates one of them, a moody teenager Joaquin Phoenix into killing her husband. Phoenix' young accomplices are classmates Casey Affleck and Alison Folland. Lending support to Mr. Dillon's side is his figure-skating sister Illeana Douglas who never liked Suzanne from the inception.

It's pretty much straightforward satire, and you'll either agree with it or dismiss it as clichéd. I go with the former but you can judge for yourself. Nicole Kidman was convincing in her role of Suzanne Stone: she was cunning, cold, and utterly evil but oh so sexy while Joaquin Phoenix is compelling and believable as the young man blinded by devotion to a calculating older woman.

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