Fatal Attraction (1987) (mini-review++)

fatal.jpeg(If you’re curious, my review process. It’s also pasted at the end of this post. I don’t believe in Rotten Tomatoes. I just believe in me.)

(***all-purpose SPOILER ALERT*** there may be some in this review)

acting 7

directing 7

effects 6

editing 6

writing 6


3.2 out of 5 🐙


The ultimate PSA for not cheating on your partner in your exclusive relationship. It’s certainly a memorable performance by Glenn Close but it’s too much. And, yes, I get she is playing a crazy person. Still, she can and she has used her acting powers for the greater good. The film itself is an exercise in escalating discomfort and insanity. it is not a fun ride but it’s certainly a compelling one.







(1) Shark Wrighter (SW) Score: Based on a sum of 5 sub-scores (acting, directing, writing/story, effects: cinematography &/or animation &/or effects, editing) with 1 being terrible and 10 being terrific.

(2) Octopuses (0-5 🐙, with 5 being fantastic and 0 being feces)

(3) Octopuses are my unquantifiable feeling…not that SW score is scientific…but this one is even less so

(4) ++ This optional section includes any incredibly *brilliant observations that don’t fit into simple quantitative slices like the scores and octopuses *(they are likely NOT brilliant)


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