sex, lies and videotape Movie Review 1989

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Acclaimed, popular independent film by first-timer Soderbergh, detailing the complex relations among a childless married couple, the wife's adulterous sister, and a mysterious college friend of the husband's obsessed with videotaping women as they talk about their sex lives. Heavily awarded, including first prize at Cannes. Confidently uses much (too much?) dialogue and slow (too slow?) pace.


Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL:, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 101 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Tale of the Tape, Sexcapades, Wrong Side of the Tracks, Rebel Without a Cause, Yuppie Nightmares, Contemporary Noir
Steven Soderbergh
James Spader, Andie MacDowell, Peter Gallagher, Laura San Giacomo, Ron Vawter, Steven Brill
Walt Lloyd
Steven Soderbergh
Cliff Martinez
Miramax Films, Outlaw Productions


Cannes 1989: Actor (Spader), Film; Ind. Spirit 1990: Actress (MacDowell), Director (Soderbergh), Film, Support. Actress (San Giacomo); L.A. Film Critics 1989: Actress (MacDowell); Sundance 1989: Aud. Award.

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