Whispers in the Dark
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What begins as a minor flirtation sets in motion a series of events, one of which results in the murder of one of Ann's clients, Eve Abergray (Deborah Kara), who had a history of exploring sexually deviant acts with an unnamed boyfriend of similar erotic tastes. As the film progresses, Ann has just cause to suspect Doug of foul play. Larry Morgenstern (Anthony LaPaglia), a tough and unflinching detective, harasses Ann for her session notes and resents what he feels to be the inanities of her chosen profession. Yet as the film continues, Crowe offers a higher body count than one would expect from the closed world of artists and their attendant shrinks. At any given point, anybody might be capable of murder. Ann's mentor, Leo Green (Alan Alda), a likeable and easy going director of psychiatric medicine, aids Ann in her own need to process a past that has left her haunted and troubled, particularly in her relations with men.
At the conclusion of the film, one wonders if Crowe's intention was to offer a timely critique of helping professions.Read more ›
Most of Ann's immediate problems stem from her interactions with her two star patients, an artist and his dealer. John Leguizamo's the artist, born with a curse that sets him apart from his fellow man: when he meets a beautiful woman, he doesn't want to make love to her, he wants to hear her whimper with suffering. Leguizamo contributes a convincing portrayal of a total creep, but he's so little you wonder could he really do any damage to anybody? How tall is he, five feet one? Even Annabella Sciorra seems to tower over him and she's a tiny little thing. However Leguizamo's black leather pants were expertly fitted and give him enough of the old Hollywood oomph to make this a great debut for him, even though you've seen him do this shtick in every role he's played since then. Ann's other patient, Eve, the gallerist, is played by the one and only Deborah Kara Unger (here billed before she thought of adding "Kara" to her name) in a completely over the top performance as a woman who can't stay dressed for more than a few minutes at a time.Read more ›
With a twist ending out of Agatha Christie (albeit involving sexual jealous as a motive), "Whispers in the Dark" is a bit uneven but a throughly enjoyable mystery thriller that you might see Lifetime (although without the sexual explicitness). Christopher Crowe (screenwriter of "The Last of the Mohicans")does a great job directing his screenplay. With memorable performances from a strong supporting cas including Jill Clayburgh, John Leguizamo and Anthony LaPaglia, "Whispers in the Dark" doesn't come with any extras on DVD but has a nice transfer that looks sharp with solid color reproduction.
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This was an eerie movie. I didn't think the acting was very good by Annabella Sciorra. Deborah Unger stole the show. And Alan Alda was excellent as usual.Published 7 months ago by zabbie
We thought it was a very good story. It was tense and well portrayed. The ending caught us of guard with good action.Published 19 months ago by M. Nourse
Whispers In The Dark is a 2004 DVD release of the 1992 erotic thriller directed by Cameron Crowe and stars Annabella Sciorra(Jungle Fever, Steel), Alan Alda(M.A.S.H. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Henry West