Monday, February 6, 2017

Movie review: Cleopatra’s Second Husband

Robert and Hallie hire sexy couple Zack and Sophie to house-sit for them while on vacation. But when they return the couple refuse to leave, seemingly determined to manipulate and control Robert and Hallie, destroying their relationship in the process. Robert, who was dominated by Hallie in the past, learns to embrace the sadistic and fight for what he wants.

Paul Hipp (Robert), Boyd Kestner (Zack), Bitty Schram (Hallie), Radha Mitchell (Sophie).

This is not a very fast paced movie but, if you can contemplate the psychology involved in things that are happening it will really hold your attention. If you can’t pay attention to the film, or enjoy the psychology, you are probably going to think this one is quite boring. The thriller part of the film really is the mental journey.  And what exactly the film had to do with Cleopatra is completely unknown and unexplained.

Acting was mixed with Hipp and Kestner pulling off good performances in the end while Schram and Mitchell were both a bit flat in my opinion.

Dialogue, sound, effects, camera work, and sets all were disappointing. Picture quality was very poor on instant viewing.

Forget the erotic in this one, there really isn’t much. This is truly a psychological thriller so again, if you don’t enjoy contemplating psychology, forget about this one. For those who can, this will probably be a somewhat enjoyable diversion.

Implied sexuality, violence, some foul language but older teens and above should be okay with this one.

Released: 1998
Reviewed: 1.30.17
Star rating: 2 out of 5
Genre: Thriller, Indie Thriller, Erotic Thrillers, Psychological Thriller, Drama

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