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The Last Seduction


Year: 1994 
Running Time:
Aspect Ratio: Unknown 
Certificate: BBFC 18 Cert – Not suitable for under 18s 
Subtitles: The level of subtitling in this film is unknown to WSC 
Directed by Unknown 
Starring: Unknown  

I must admit, when my friends came back from the video shop with a film called 'The Last Seduction' I thought we were going to spend an evening watching yet another plotless film, with lots of people getting their kit off along with gratuitous amounts of shagging. Needless to say, I was delighted with the excellent film I saw.

Linda Fiorentino plays Bridet Gregory superbly. Right from the start of the film, I fell in love wiht her; she is untrustworthy, duplicitous and scheming, with little morals and even less compassion - and she isn't even married (well, she is, but I'll let that slip through this time...).

After conning her husband Clay (Bill Pullman) into performing a drug-deal, she runs off with a bag of loot, leaving him with a nasty debt to a loan shark. En route, she happens upon a small town in the middle of nowhere, where she stops, meets the naive Mike Swale (Peter Berg) and seduces him. She soon gets herself a job in an insurance firm and quickly hatches a plot to murder errant husbands on demand. Swale, being the sap he is, plays along with her twisted schemes. All the time, though, she is avoiding her furious husband and his minions...

Forget all these other reviews in this booklet, THIS is the film to see this term. (Ermm, Ivor! - Ed.) It is brilliantly scripted, wickedly funny and full of surprising twists. A ten out of ten if ever there was one.

Ivor Peksa (Archive)

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Screenings of this film:

1994/1995 Summer Term (35mm)
1995/1996 Spring Term (35mm)