The Right Temptation (2000) from Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy; Greg Wroblewski)
|How's this for the classic film
Sassy dame walks into the office of a private dick and asks the shamus to tail her husband. (By the way, it's the year 2000, not 1932)
Well, it gets better. It would have to.
|Turns out that the dame (Dana Delaney)
specifically wants a female detective assigned to the
case, and we later find out that she doesn't just want
the detective to find out if her husband is cheating, but
wants the detective to tempt him with her own body.
("Anyone can fall to the Right Temptation").
It isn't one of my unities, but I think it's Roger Ebert who says that the sure sign of a bad script is if they say the title out loud. Personally, I don't care if they say "Then god help us, for we are both Men of la Mancha". I think it's kind of cute, unless the title is The effect of gamma rays on man-in-the-moon marigolds, or unless they repeat it several times. Y'know, I think it's OK if the southern lady says "just once, I want some desire under the elms", but if they keep repeating it, well, I might consider a unity to cover that.
|Certainly Aristotle never included this in
his rules. All of those Greek playwrights used the play
names in the dialogue constantly. Like Antigone, where
everyone was constantly saying, "Hey, Antigone, your
thong is unstrapped". They even had a whole chorus
of people to say stuff like "And then Oedipus Rex
knew he was into some crazy motherfuckin' shit". My
translation is imprecise, but I'm pretty sure
motherfuckin' was involved.
Since the detective in this story is Rebecca DeMornay, it is not long before the husband is humping the living begeezis out of her, but .....
... nothing is as it seems. turns out that the husband and the wife are in cahoots (that's Cahoots, Arizona, not the better-known Cahoots, Nebraska), and they plan to fake the husband's death and frame DeMornay.
To make a long story short. She wins, they lose. Typical straight-to-vid quality, except with some higher quality performers than usual. The actors almost cover up the fact that the script twists are obvious from the start.
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