A Dangerous Woman Movie Review 1993

Information and Film Reviews for A Dangerous Woman the Movie

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No, this isn't the femme fatale romance the word "dangerous" suggests. Instead, the eponymous character is a mildly retarded woman, Martha (Winger), whose simplistic view on life places her in ethically compromising positions. When a hunky Irish handyman (Byrne) comes on the scene and seduces both her and the aunt with whom she lives (Hershey), Martha awakens to feelings she has never experienced. Winger's performance is both sensitive and provocative, but is wasted in a film filled with two-dimensional characters, and really, not too much of a point. Adapted from a novel by Mary McGarry Morris. Screenplay by Foner, wife of director Gyllenhaal.

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Available on VHS
Running time 101 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Aunts & Uncles, Nieces & Nephews, Mental Retardation, Romantic Triangles, Women, Ethics & Morals
Screenplay
Naomi Foner
Cast
Debra Winger, Barbara Hershey, Gabriel Byrne, David Strathairn, Chloe Webb, John Terry, Jan Hooks, Paul Dooley, Viveka Davis, Richard Riehle, Laurie Metcalf
Cinematography
Robert Elswit
Director
Stephen Gyllenhaal
Music
Carter Burwell
Producer
Naomi Foner, Gramercy Pictures

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