Thursday, February 2, 2017

Now on Netflix: Indiscretion (2016)

Indiscretion (2016) - Directed by John Stewart Muller; Written by Laura Boersma, John Stewart Muller; Starring Mira Sorvino, Cary Elwes, Christopher Backus, Katherine McNamara, Melora Walters.

By Kenny Howell

Hey, people in movies, don't have affairs because one of you gonna end up crazy and somebody, if not multiple people, gonna get killed.

That is the warning to the characters in Indiscretion, a rip off of Fatal Attraction and many other films where one of the partners can't handle the emotions that come along with an affair, and go crazy on everyone.

Mira Sorvino is the non-crazy one in this case, a senator's wife named Dr. Veronica Simon who meets up with an artist named Victor (Christopher Backus) one night. The senator, played here by Cary Elwes (Being Charlie), has had his own rumor of affairs, and of course that is a heavy burden on Veronica.

But after she tells the artist she can no longer do it, he loses his mind kind of instantly. From there, he terrorizes her whole family, until the tragic conclusion that of course is coming.

There is already a sense of been there done that with this, so it doesn't help that is kind of silly as well. It is unintentionally funny in moments, and the cast, which is obviously very talented, can't do much with it. Backus' Victor is probably too crazy to take seriously as menacing, so that hurts it as well. Just a mess all around.

Indiscretion is now streaming on Netflix.

Rating: *

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