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A chance encounter brings Elizabeth and John together for a relationship of temptation and seduction, clarity and confusion, excitement and fear ... passion and rage. A shared obsession for 9 1/2 Weeks. A chance encounter brings Elizabeth and John together for a relationship of temptation and seduction, clarity and confusion, excitement and fear ... passion and rage. A shared obsession for 9 1/2 Weeks. Elizabeth (Academy Award winner Kim Basinger) has been alone since her divorce. Beautiful and highly romantic, she's insulated herself from emotional risks through her successful career. John (Mickey Rourke) is a man who has never been in love. Soft-spoken and compelling, he is a wealthy overachiever. Many lovers have tried to penetrate the aura of mystery that surrounds him, but John remains emotionally untouched, until he meets Elizabeth and desire becomes infatuation ... then obsession.]]>
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The chemistry between Rourke and Basinger is electric. You can practically see the sparks fly off the screen. Is Rourke's character a nice guy? Not really. However, is he sexy, and would he make most women melt? Yes he would without a doubt.
The scene in the kitchen is particularly appealing. It is interesting that in recent years a pizza commercial ripped off the kitchen scene when a blindfolded women stomps out of the house because she thinks that a pizza delivery man saw her blindfolded on the kitchen floor. I find it fascinating how this movie seems to have permeated our culture.
I have female friends that agree that they love this movie but don't want to tell men that they love it. Not that I completely understand this behavior mind you. I can only guess that it has to do with wanting to be seen as a "good girl".
I see this movie as one that tried to break taboos in its time. Bondage was just not seen as "normal" behavior in the middle class America in 1986 when the film was released. This film is all about the chemistry of lust. It depicts what can happen when a relationship becomes sexual before people really get to know each other. Their relationship burned brightly for a while, and then burned out.
I highly recommend this movie. As a woman I find this movie erotic, and very sexy. I think it is a great movie for a married couple to watch that needs a little spark put back into their relationship.
He observes her reactions closely with pleasure and amusement, like studying an insect under a microscope; he is a spectator rather than a participant. He cannot feel, and makes her feel instead, to see what it's like ("I saw myself in you" and "What does it feel like to be out of control!", he told her).
Elizabeth liked him very much from the first moment she saw him. She thought this was a relationship like most others so she invites him to meet her friends. When he refuses, she submits-she likes him so much that she starts going along with HIS shaping of their relationship.
The little "normal" voice inside her speaks again, when she asks, "Aren't you interested whether I like the dress?", after he buys her clothes of his own choice. His answer is telling: "No, I'm not", spoken with a tender, beguiling, confusing smile, and soft, caressing voice, which-to her- belie the truth of his words.Read more ›
This is a movie that breaks many taboos, not just fun naughty ones, but deep-seated cultural ones. There are some unforgettable scenes (don't miss the striptease scene, which is amazing two decades later!) and a great soundtrack. The apartments epitomize 1980's "modern" décor. 9 ½ weeks is a must-see for any film fan.
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50 Shades obviously attempted to pull everything from this movie, even down to the characters names, John Gray....Christian Grey....really?? Read morePublished 17 days ago by Jodi Case
Erotic odyssey, sexual taboos? Give me a break. A waste of money. My girl friend said the movie was suggested as she was reading Joys of Sex. Read morePublished 19 days ago by R. Finley