NEVADA is the sort of overheated psychodrama that gives feminism a bad name, and feminist movies a worse one.
An attractive woman named Chrysty (Amy Brenneman) enters a tiny Nevada settlement called Silver, populated almost entirely by females. The men in town work for weeks at a time on a dam that will make the parched community a vast reservoir, and thus the women spend idle hours in the town, under the
thumb of self-styled sheriff McGill (Kirstie Alley). Chrysty assists housewife June (Bridgette Wilson) in giving birth; June has had many children of different races, and her chronic faithlessness is all the more glaring because her husband Rip (James Wilder) i...