beneath? A heart of pure gold and a body like Charlene Turlington
thanks for asking. Oh, the movie. What Lies Beneath is
a suspenseful two plus hours, I'll give it that. A little editing
may have tightened it, but WLB is still a pleasurable chill.
Perfect, happily married Norman ( Harrison-quintessential Mr.
Straight American role- Harrison) and Claire (Michelle "Twinkle"
Pfeiffer) Spencer have just dropped their daughter off to college.
Claire is a mess. She's beginning to come apart, slowly. First
Claire has a tryst with the sexually volumized creep-a-zoid neighbors
- ALA Hitchcock's brilliant Rear Window. Then her torture
comes from doors that open inexplicably mixed with things that
go bump and smash around her Martha Stewart home by the lake.
Finally, fears climax when Claire comes face to face with
a cadaverous young female ghost staring back at her from a freshly
drawn bath.- that Claire didn't draw! The suspense will have you
by the throat.
Is it empty-nest
syndrome, or is she really just nuts. Claire does repetitively
seek help from her very busy and unavailable husband. Hmm. Not
so perfect, eh?
self-centered genius-scientifically at least- sort, thinks pitiful
Claire is trying to grab for
his attentions. Men. Hence there's nada from his sympathy
department. However, after a rough encounter of the third kind
a top his desk with his possessed wife ripping his clothes off
and biting his lip-nearly off- he starts to think something may
be amiss. That and the small fact his wife's face morphs into
another's whilst he's being violently seduced. A strong clue in
Claire's defense wouldn't you say?
starts to unravel. A young local girl's disappearance a year before,
a swanky awards dinner where Claire had evidently made an ass
of herself in front of hoity toity society folks keeps coming
up, and an antique-like key that fits...where? The whole time
we the audience are left tingling with hints of where the story
performances where excellent. Michelle " I'm so skinny I
had to wear buttock implants on the Batman movie"
Pfieffegnugen has mesmerizing features. She is a beautiful talented
chickbabe to the tenth power. Harrison Ford , is quite a manly-man.
He's not aging as well, but he's still looking good in jeans.
Harry's like Clint Eastwood old, but still manages to raise one's
eyebrow, if you get my- jump on him avoiding breaking his brittle
hip- drift. Ford is NOT your best friend's dad type -no siree
Bob. Still a man flavored lollipop worth licking slowly till you
find the tootsie roll center!
is long, but still suspenseful and quite enjoyable. It's decidedly
a throw back to old Hollywood. The old school "just
a few dramatic peeks at the ghost" suspense style so misplaced
If you have
a night to kill and a nice long soak in the movies is what the
day ordered, go ahead and slip into a warm What Lies Beneath...
Merlot and crackers with cheese.
Harrison Ford, Michelle Pfeiffer and Diana Scarwid
by: Robert Zemeckis