Meg Ryan stars in this dark psychological thriller, where desire and death mix in the shadows of New York. Frannie (Meg Ryan) is a lonely but determined woman living alone in Manhattan, who becomes involved in an investigation, following the gruesome slaying of a young woman in her neighbourhood. It soon appears that she may know more about the murder than she thinks< after witnessing what could have been the prelude to the crime. Drawn to the homicide detective investigation the case, she discovers the dark side of passion when she embarks on a risky and turbulent affair with him. But as the death toll rises, each victim getting closer to Frannie, she begins to wonder if her new lover is hiding a deadly secret!
It has to be stated at the outset that this is a highly sexual film. But do not think that it is cheap, it is really gripping. The characters are immensely complex and very interesting. The plot (it is outwardly a detective film) is good. The drama spot on. Scoring such a violent and pornographic film with a 5 star I did for the dramatic impact and intensity of emotion not for any smutty motive. Definitely an 18 rated. Not for winding down to.