Despite teaming the director of LAST EXIT TO BROOKLYN and the star who, according to David Letterman, "just wants to shock us," this "adult thriller" is a surprisingly wan affair bordering on big-star kitsch. Madonna plays Rebecca Carlson, an art gallery owner facing murder charges
following the death of a wealthy lover who has left her $8 million in his will--according to DA Joe Mantegna, she knowingly caused him to die of sexual excitement. She hires attorney Willem Dafoe to defend her; later, she also takes him as her lover, much to the consternation of his wife, who
finds burn marks from candle wax on his chest and cuts on his back from broken glass. Dafoe moun...