Cynthia is then seen heading back to the police station to make a confession. You will have no doubts where the film takes place to be sure. Then one night Jim and the two women go to a carnival, and Jim dies, or is murdered, and the women conspire to hide the body and cover up the death. A creepy but enjoyable film from beginning to end, and well worth the watch! But then one night at a Carnival Jim is found dead and the friends decide to hide his body and cover up his death. Advertisement The way Cynthia and Joyce squirm to justify and defend themselves is deliciously fraudulent.
If allmovies were like this, cinema would die, but as an isolated film, itdefinitely made the grade. It was directed by and stars , , , and. Joyce is constantly talking about killingJimmy, and since the movie begins during the investigation into his death,the movie raises your suspicion from the start. It's a really first rate crime story comprising a long conversation between a detective, played by Harvey Keitel and the central character Cynthia, played by Demi Moore in one of her best performances. He attempted to rape her when she helped him into the van.
At a group outing, James bleeds to death after someone cuts his throat. But because he's such a terrible human being, police aren't sure which of his acquaintances decided to kill him. At any rate, we are leftwondering what is going to happen and who actually did what to whom. He is very convincing and instantly hateable. Either that or he decided to try something artistic,which I don't recommend in a commercial thriller flick.
Here's a nice bit of ironic dialogue. Now I don't mean so much Bruce Willis who is sporting a goatee but Demi Moore with big 80s hair and looking hot in every scene. But the question is : who did it? Demi Moore who plays Cynthia is just outstanding. In all their personal relationships they were at war with one another. The acting is superb from the beginning till the end.
However, I must say that Bruce Willis did such a greatacting job, you actually grew to hate him and the role he played. If you don't like her, I guarantee you will not likethis movie because she dominates the film. Theresult is a film that is reasonably watchable, but hardlydistinguished. In truth what I am saying is that the build up, the look at the Urbanski marriage could have been done quicker so as to get to the real meat of the movie which is not the build up but what happened the night Jim died. Cynthia follows him to make sure he gets to the van and to take the keys from him, to let him sleep it off in the van.
If on the one hand Bruce Willis' participation is somewhat limited and what he did was really quite decent, on the other, a very young-looking Demi Moore 29 when she made the film played a stirring r? They are both appropriately naive as young working-class women, andboth act foolishly, as many of us might in their predicament. The interrogation arouses particular suspicion about whether Cynthia's own husband could have informed the police about the incident and anything which his wife could have confided in him. Straight forwards enough isn't it except of course it isn't as it can't be as simple as how it seems and we quickly realise this as we see that there are certain intentional gaps in the story. Both are married and where as Cynthia has a workaholic as a husband, Joyce has to fill her hours with a swine, superb played by Bruce Willis who is swearing, fighting, sniffing and talking about sex during the whole movie. Maybe I am being a little unjust, or pedantic, as the film is worth your while with some interesting interpretations from all concerned. Great performances and intriguing plot twists and turns help elevate this forgotten effort from director Alan Rudolph Breakfast of Champions, Mrs. Glenne, her friend was supportive and a little shaky at times.
Although the film contains some disturbing scenes, it is exciting and tense throughout, with an impressive and unexpected twist at the end. Mortal Thoughts is made all the more memorable in that it constantly asks the viewer what he or she would do in the strenuous situations in which the characters find themselves. I'm a West Coast boy top to bottom. The owner Joyce Urbanski is married to Jim , an abusive lout of a husband who beats her, lies to her and grabs money out of the cash register to go buy booze and drugs. Director Alan Rudolph does a good job creating a story convincingly told throughout by flashback and from the first person whilst coming back to present time repeatedly. The characters, boys and girls, were overwhelmingly stupid in that they bought into the culture of personal violence and consuming vanity. Perhaps the idea was not too well thought out, or perhaps I was left with the two of clubs and nowhere to put it.
Actually, there's enough therefor one, easily. Overall rating: 8 out of 10. Seek counseling first, or talk with close friends around you and don't ever simply base your longing on an emotional state of being. Demi Moore performs a mother living in the dilemma between disclosing a secret and hiding the truth. Bruce Could Squeeze The Proverbial Coconut Milk Out Of An Apple He Is Such A Good Actor. Joyce is married to theinsufferable Jimmy Willis , who alternately ignores, harasses, and hitsher, when he's not out partying.
I was beginning to lose mypatience with Cynthia because she never reported these incidents to thepolice in order to prevent this horrible human abuse. The story is inventive and delivers at the end. And you will in deed be looking for the fifty ways to leave your lover. There is even another death to consider, although to discuss it would spoil a surprise for you, and indeed this whole movie is an unfolding series of surprises and revelations. Willis is solid as the sleazyviolent husband, Keitel does what is required of him and then, there isMoore. Perhaps not, in fact it surely isn't but all the characters are played with tons of style you will always remember the presence of Bruce Willis here.