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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
In "The Right Temptation" Rebecca DeMornay plays Derian McCall, a former undercover cop who is now a private detective and who is hired by Anthea Farrow-Smith (Dana Delany) to investigate her husband, Michael (Kiefer Sutherland), who she believes might be cheating on her. Anthea insists that she would be more comfortable with a woman doing the job, which is how Derian gets the gig. But from the start we get a bad vibe about this. There is something about Anthea that does not scan right and if Derian is a bit behind us in her suspicions she does her best to catch up. However, that takes a bit of doing in this film.
Early on in this 2000 thriller I thought I knew what was going on, but I had about as much trouble as Derian did in catching up with what is going on. In fact, at some point Derian passed me, which is where I ended up liking this film more than I had thought I would. Every time you think you know what is going on you have no faith in your guess, and that is part of the fun. In a world where too many thrillers are stupidly predictable "The Right Temptation" defies you to figure out what is going on. The script by Larry Brand ("Halloween: Resurrection") might not qualify as being brilliant gamesmanship, but it is at least moving in the right direction.
DeMornay does a good job in the lead role. Her character keeps having flashbacks as we see what happened that made her quit being a cop, and we pay attention because we know it has to have something to do with how this storyline is going to get resolved. We know not to trust Delaney's character from the start and every time she smiles you just know it is not a good sign. Sutherland is rather disappointing in that he brings so little to the role, especially compared to what we have seem him do as Jack Bauer on "24." But overall the acting is competent enough as it Lyndon Chubbuck's direction. The question is whether you like movies that are like Russian nesting dolls (aka Matryoshka), where inside each doll there is another one. "The Right Temptation" is at least above average and worth a look for thriller fans.
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on 9 February 2015
delivered on time - no damage -well packed -as described - no hassles

No spoilers

Production values - all as you expect these days. in fact I'm going to stop commenting on them unless they are poor.

RDM was firing on all cylinders - well cast to the role - significantly adds to the over all rating. KS was surprisingly (I don't know why I said surprisingly - he is a fine actor) good in the role. Is he all he is cracked up to be? is he more - is he less - he draws you in without giving an inch. Excellent.

So why the lost star - only one reason really. DD. Delany. Who IS this woman? She's on a par with Andie McDowell (what ever the wretched woman's name is). DD's only redeeming feature compared with AMD is DD is more attractive - or less visually irritating. Oh and has a less irritating voice. Rant over. DD's performance is wooden and one dimensional - to be fair it could be the script wanting to play it that way but if that's case write a better script. In fact as I think about it the script is at fault here because the very lack of depth to her character set me thinking.

Any way won't give more away just say that's where the star was lost.

ACID TEST: Would I buy again/recommend - yes
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 17 March 2014
After seeing Dana Delany in Body of Proof - I have become a fan - but this is not doing her many favours.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 19 February 2014
As at time of writing I don't know what the film is like because it is a Dutch import and Amazon in their wisdom have not listed what language this copy has been released with. I know that I should not have bought it without this knowledge but I expected to see on the case if it was in English, if not, has it English sub-titles, but I can't read this on the case because it is written in Dutch! as you would expect I suppose. So the question is, if I remove the wrapping and view the film to see if it is in Dutch and it is, can I return to Amazon? I don't know.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 20 January 2014
My hubby brought this DVD because there two actors he likes in this film so he was over joyed when he found this DVD to buy on your website. He could not believe his eyes that two of his favourite actors was in this yes he is very happy and it go here okay as well.
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