10 Bad-relationship Movies: 1. ‘Fatal Attraction’

1. “Fatal Attraction” (1987) –  Don’t cheat.  Don’t cheat on your spouse.  Don’t cheat on your spouse, or you’ll find a bunny in a pot.  That was the message delivered to every married man in 1987 in the wild psychological thriller “Fatal Attraction”.  When Dan (Michael Douglas), a married man, has a one-night fling with Alex (Glenn Close), he thought their “relationship” would only last one night, but she wanted more.  Alex becomes relentless which threatens Dan’s insulated world with his daughter and beautiful wife Beth (Anne Archer).

In Dan and Alex’s on-again, off-again, off-again, off-again relationship, the threat of discovery or something far worse thoroughly tortured threatre audiences for 1 hour and 59 minutes.  Although nominated for six Oscars, it did not win any, but the biggest oversight was the Academy denying Close a Best Actress Oscar win.  Cher, instead, won for “Moonstruck”, but 31 years later, does her performance in that light rom-com have three decades of staying power?  No, but finding a bunny in a pot has never left American culture.

Image credits:  Paramount Pictures; Clip credits: Movieclips

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