Saturday, January 23, 2010
Nine 1/2 Weeks
In the often impersonal city of New York, a city that never sleeps, a city filled with the shadows and secrets of its citizens, a man and a woman conduct a highly sensual sexual affair.
John (Mickey Rourke), a wealthy businessman, seduces a beautiful art assistant, Elizabeth (Kim Basinger), who is recently divorced after a three-year marriage.
He first comes across as funny and adventurous, but it soon becomes clear that's not all John is into. He plays strange sexual games with Liz, blindfolding her and putting ice on her body, making her crawl on the floor to him, and "hypnotizing" her with the sound of a watch he gave her, suggesting that every day at twelve o'clock she think of him touching her.
Elizabeth's world is thrown into chaos as she hungers for John sexually, wanting to know who he really is. However, John is unwilling to give her any kind of hint as to his background. She tries to introduce him to her circle of friends, but he flat out refuses, telling her all he wants is the nights with her--she can have the days with her friends.
Slowly Elizabeth becomes increasingly dependent on John--he feeds her in the morning, bathes her, takes care of her, and makes love to her in ways she's never experienced. She finally realizes that their relationhip is unhealthy and is driven to the edge when John starts to have sex with a prostitute in front of her in a dingy motel room.
She can't think straight anymore, and is desperately unhappy. She becomes even more confused and upset when her best friend begins a relationship with her ex-husband.
In the end she leaves John, telling him it's too little too late when he tries to tell her about himself. When she walks out the door into the apartment complex courtyard, he whispers to himself that he loves her and that she had better come back in 50 seconds. She doesn't though, and the movie ends with her walking down the lonely streets of the city, crying and thinking about the fact that for nine and a half weeks she had an erotic affair with a perfect stranger.
This synopsis was brought to you by IMDb. If I had to put together a synopsis, I'd still be thinking about it. I picked this movie from Netflix because I've been on a big Mickey Rourke fix. I turned this one and was shocked into quiet submission!
This movie made me fall in love with the sexyness of Kim Basinger and I NEVER thought that would happen! I mean, she's attractive and everything, but in this movie, it was just like... "WOW". Seriously. If you have a thing for hot blondes, this is the movie for you. I gave it 3/5 stars just because of the sex scenes and having Mickey Rourke. Sometimes you just get style points!
Now, as for a movie... it wasn't good. Basically, two people meet, bang a lot and you think they might fall in love... AND THEY DO... but he doesn't tell her and it never happens and at the end of the movie, she just walks away crying.
I thought I missed something in the movie. They seemed to be getting along and had good sexual chemistry, thought it got a little weird... but who doesn't like wild weird crazy sex?! I know I do! But at the end, she just started crying a lot... then one morning it looked like she woke up... started to pack some of his things... then said "I'll have someone come for my stuff" then left and it was over.
The whole movie, I expected some sort of twisted twist where he starts to beat her or something... I didn't get it. I didn't even know how the title "Nine 1/2 Weeks" made any sense. How was I to know it lasted that long?!
So, if you wanna get "hot and bothered", go watch this movie. If you're looking for a good movie with a good story... go to the theater and see The Tooth Fairy staring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.