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(Aug 01, 2006)
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She is perfect as the sexually repressed housewife who stumbles into a sexual liaison with her gardener, played by Billy Zane, and his sometime lover May Karasun. Like others have said, the photography at the lake in the movie is stunning and adds tremendously to its sensual appeal.
The movie takes a downturn into negativity with the revelations about the Severance character's painful past, at which point the sensuality is abruptly cut off. Talk about coitus interruptus! But it is still a captivating, memorable movie.
Some of the plot devices seemed extremely forced, but I will say that some of the sex scenes were incredibly hot and erotic.
An excellent psychological tension was building among the characters, but ruined by how the script ended the bath house scene, and by some of the oddly chosen cut-aways during the scene. After the end of that scene, you dont really get the tension between the characters back, and the rest of the movie seems to be trying to explain away the previous actions of the characters.
Not a bad flick, but the acting was much better than the script deserved.
Joan portrays a bored housewife who is having a sort of mid-life crisis. Her husband is a decent man, treats her well and she lives an upscale lifestyle. However, she finds herself "missing" something in her life. She starts to gravitate towards a penniless, buffed-up tree-trimmer (Billy Zane). Eventually, she must choose between the fantasy & reality.
To add to the dynamic, she suffered a traumatic sexual encounter as a teen that has left her scarred, confused and a bit twisted in the sexual sphere. During the film, she discovers that there is more to her erotic dimension than she once thought.
One of the most intriguing aspects of the plot is that the love-triangle differs from most. In the majority of the movies of this type, the 3rd party (in this case, Zane's character) is trying to steal the woman away from her husband. In this case, Zane's beneficent persona knows full-well that her husband will offer a much better life than what he is capable of. And, he has a remorse for possibly interfering with her relationship w/her son.
All in all, if (like me!) you're a fan of erotic movies which do not shy away from a surplus of nudity, then you can't do much better than this film! There is an obvious symbolic gesture in the name of the lake where she pursues her fantasy; in life, we will never be bereft of consequences for our actions.
This film is her finest. An adequate though undistinguished actress, this film has best exploited her innate sensuality and statuesque beauty. Combine her with the undeniably leonine Zane, and a few stunning supporting actors, and a bored housewife's daydream-fantasy-come-true plot, and you have a recipe for a steamy mouth watering cinematic broth which will NOT dissappoint.
Prospective viewers MUST choose the unrated version, unless they find heightened sapphic sensuality offensive.
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