Kelly Lynch is distraught after girlfriend Sherilyn Fenn moves out, claiming she “needs somespace.” Lynch hires male escort William Baldwin (who is having troubles of his own with aviolent past acquaintance) to be her date at her sister’s wedding, and then hits upon a scheme: shewill hire Baldwin to seduce Fenn and break her heart, thus sending Fenn running back to Lynch.But matters take an unexpected turn.
That last sentence is a lie. Things play out safely and pre…ictably: Baldwin and Fenn fall foreach other. Nothing too challenging going on here. Baldwin is in full Baldwin Brothers mode,perpetually smoldering. Lynch, however, is excellent, and deserves far better.. Thanks to her, thefriendship between her character and Baldwin’s is, in fact, the most interesting aspect of thefilm.
A wealth of audio options here: DTS, 5.1, and 2.0. The result is very nice. Good, clear,undistorted dialogue (even in such moments as the opening when Lynch cuts loose inWashington Square). The environmental effects are very solid too: the background noise of theNYC streets are a constant presence. The music is shown off to good effect as well.
Other than some very minor flickering, the picture is pretty much on par with the sound. Theflesh tones and blacks are both excellent. There is no grain, and no edge enhancement to speakof. The colours are naturalistic, giving the film a bit more streeet credibility than the scriptotherwise deserves.
Other than DVD-ROM links to New Line’s website and a trio of gay-themed trailers, theonly extra is the original ending, which makes one grateful for the one that was actually used.The menu is fully animated and scored.
Bare bones as far as extras are concerned, but very nice picture and sound. The film itselfisn’t terrible, but is nowhere near as adventurous as it might be.
Special Features List
- Alternate Ending
- DVD-ROM Features