Attempting to bring off an old-fashioned Hollywood tearjerker, in the grand tradition of DARK VICTORY and LOVE STORY, former fashion designer turned screenwriter turned director Joel Schumacher has converted Richard Friedenberg's cliche-ridden, uninspired script into a generally tasteful
though altogether unexciting cinematic experience.
Hillary O'Neil (Julia Roberts) answers a classified ad from someone wanting "a young attractive female with some nursing skills." Garbed in her tightest miniskirt, Hillary hops over to Nob Hill where she is greeted by Richard Geddes (David Selby), the stern father of Victor Geddes (Campbell
Scott), a thin-as-a-rail young man s...