So Seductive: The Last Seduction Preview
April 3, 2012
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The Last Seduction is a neo-noir 1994 film from director John Dahl who has directed unforgettable episodes of True Blood, Battlestar Galactica, Dexter and Breaking Bad. It stars Linda Fiorentino as Bridget Gregory who has the perfect life. She has a husband named Dr. Clay Gregory played by Bill Pullman who she steals almost a million dollars from. She goes undercover in small-town America but Clay, who owes money to a loan shark is hot on her heels for the money. He sends private detectives to retrieve her and the money in a cat and mouse game that results in Bridget meeting Mike Swale (Played by Peter Berg) who she forms an alliance with in an attempt to get rid of Clay once and for all.
Lina Fiorentino delivers a tour de force performance as the beautiful, manipulative and ultimately dangerous femme fatale who has everyone in the palm of her hand. It’s a performance that celebrates the seduction that pure evil can have on others. Due to the film being a made for television feature, Fiorentino’s performance was denied for an Oscar nomination even though she did gain numerous critics awards and a BAFTA nomination for Best Actress.
The film is a smart, witty and features many twists and turns in its 110 minutes running time. The style of the film evokes classic noir films of the past while upping the ante with plenty of ruthless, sex and violence. Be sure not to miss this one this Wednesday night in the de Seversky Center starting at 5:30pm!