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The Hand That Rocks The Cradle [DVD] [1992]

4.6 out of 5 stars 131 customer reviews

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  • Actors: Annabella Sciorra, Rebecca De Mornay, Matt McCoy, Ernie Hudson, Julianne Moore
  • Directors: Curtis Hanson
  • Writers: Amanda Silver
  • Producers: David Madden, Ira Halberstadt, Rick Jaffa, Robert W. Cort, Ted Field
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Italian
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Walt Disney Studios HE
  • DVD Release Date: 5 Feb. 2001
  • Run Time: 105 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (131 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004CYAI
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,921 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Claire (Annabella Sciorra) and Michael are a perfect couple who employ the perfect nanny, Peyton (Rebecca De Mornay), for their perfect, new baby. However, as soon as she joins the household, dramas begin. The faithful handyman falls under suspicion for sexually abusing their daughter and Claire suspects Michael is having an affair with their friend Marlene (Julianne Moore). When incidents turn fatal, they begin to realise Peyton may not be as angelic as she looks.

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A potboiler featuring a demented caretaker and a seemingly hapless suburban family, this is The Nanny of the 1990s. However, it is much more predictable than that 1965 Bette Davis psychodrama, and more graphic. It works only because Rebecca De Mornay makes us intensely uncomfortable as the disturbed au pair who wants to take care of much more than her employer's well-being.

Annabella Sciorra plays the perfect mother of a flawless family. Her obstetrician, however, is less than wonderful, having enjoyed her examination much more than he should have. When she files sexual harassment charges against the repugnant doctor, he loses face--literally--after shooting himself in the head. Several months later, an ideal nanny shows up at her home. You guessed it--she's the doc's widow.

The movie follows a tried and trusted formula, with the audience in on everything. However, the story does surprise us in intense and intimate ways. The visit to the obstetrician is one of the creepiest moments in the film. You definitely hear the voice of writer Amanda Silver in a plot concerned with the vulnerabilities of a family, a newborn, a marriage.

Since we know so much up front, there is an overall lack of inventiveness in the plot machinations. It may not jolt us, but De Mornay does. It's unsettling to watch someone who appears so attractive and who behaves so kindly suddenly reveal hideous psychopathic tendencies. Restraining herself from going over the top, she instead oozes such malevolence you'll want to shudder. --Rochelle O'Gorman

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Just love this film, Peyton the nanny is such a bitch but it's a bitch we all love as Rebecca de Mornay is fantastic as the bad nanny. From start to finish it gets you interested in the storyline, and Peyton (Rebecca de Mornay) just gets badder and badder as the film goes on. I really don't understand anyone who gives this film bad reviews, i know everyone has their own opinion, but mine is this film is a classic. One that can't be missed!
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I must have seen this film more than 50 times over the years and it is still entertaining from start to finish. The lead actress who plays crazy nanny Peyton is just brilliant and you will feel so sorry for the character of Claire as Peyton turns her life into a complete mess before the showdown at the end.
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Annabella Sciorra is the beautiful wife running her idyllic household. Rebecca De Mornay is jealous, evil, powerful and unnervingly sinister. De Mornay pulls out a rabbit in this film, her character is disturbing in a way that we hadn't seen since Cathy Bates in Misery. If you last saw this movie in 1992, it's time to give it another viewing.
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after a pregnant woman goes for what she thinks is a normal check up,ends up being sexually abused,the married dr shoots himself,then his wife looses his baby( the doctors wife),,after that she goes in search of the woman who caused it,acting as a nanny she starts her revenge,one hell of a good film,well worth the money time to watch,still sat there what are you doing get it
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I first saw this film in the cinema in 1992 and have since re-visited it maybe five times more - it is quite superb as an example of the 90s psychological thriller also epitomised in Single White Female, Silence of the Lambs, Misery and to an extent Basic Instinct, which was out around the same time. We had originally gone to see another film but ended up watching this - I knew nothing about it other than the fact it starred the wonderful and delectable De Mornay, who had taken my breath away (and that of every other red-blooded young lad) in Risky Business nine years earier.

So what a wonderful surprise it was to see her in this remarkable role. Not a particularly original plot - crazed woman seeks revenge on family - but De Mornay plays it to perfection: unsettling in the extreme; calculating; charming on the outside, burning with rage on the inside. I genuinely felt at the time it was Oscar-worthy and still do. And yet despite all the increasingly appalling acts she perpetrates in an attempt to destroy the family she is supposed to be serving, we still feel some sympathy for her deranged character. There are comparisons with Kathy Bates' startling turn in Misery although it would be folly to suggest De Mornay's portrayal is in quite that league. However it is extremely effective. The scene where she deals with the school bully is both shocking and amusing in equal measure, while her systematic attempts at undermining her employer, superbly played by Anabella Sciorra, are ingenious and chilling.

Some scenes are extremely uncomfortable - most notably the one with the charming but perverted gynaecologist (De Mornay's husband) at the start of the film. No woman can fail to react with anything but horror to this.
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This DVD was never in any of the supermarkets or on market stalls so I was forced to seek it out on Amazon Marketplace, I must have watched this film on television spoiled by adverts but it's a classic, well worth waiting for and definitely well worth the price, thanks to Annabella Sciorra I now own my own copy to watch at my leisure, highly recommended.
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This was bought to replace one I lent a friend and obviously they thought the same as me, too good to let go of. Really great film and a modern classic in my opinion, up there with Psycho and a few others.
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Excellent thriller. Director Curtis Hanson cranks up a real chilling atmosphere, with sheer adrenaline and suspense running through the brilliantly acted characters and storyline, it's so exciting it never stops. This film has the best performance I have ever seen by a Hollywood actress. Rebecca De Mornay is so convincingly evil and intimidating in her beautiful icy blonde villain role, you'll wonder why she didn't get a single oscar nod. But she did win the MTV Movie Award for Best Villain and a nomination for Best Female Performance. She is subtle and intimidating, not over the top and laughable and the film is all the better for it as well as how the story reflects real people and how families being careful about who should be around their children. I really liked Julianne Moore too, who added some realistic bitter humour. A simple story of a nanny who wants revenge on the nice, happy woman who drove her doctor husband to kill himself, is perfect. Sure, it's been done before but never as attention grabbing or so cunningly presented.
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