Love Crimes

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"He's a master of seduction. Every woman's fantasy. Every woman's nightmare. In order to trap him, a female district attorney will have to make the ultimate sacrifice. Herself."
  • R
  • 1992
  • 4.3  (1,238)

Love Crimes is a dramatic thriller movie about a successful district attorney, Dana Greenway, who falls for a handsome and charismatic man who is accused of raping and murdering women. The film was directed by Lizzie Borden and released in 1992, starring Sean Young as Dana Greenway, Patrick Bergin as David Hanover, and Arnetia Walker as Detective Cavanaugh.

The story begins with the introduction of Dana Greenway, a strong-willed prosecutor with a keen sense of justice. She successfully prosecutes a man for rape and murder, which earns her the admiration of her colleagues and the public. At a party, Dana meets David Hanover, a charming and intelligent art dealer who captures her attention. When David is accused of rape and murder, Dana still finds herself drawn to him, believing in his innocence.

As the case proceeds, to Dana's dismay, she discovers that David is a repeat offender and has a history of manipulating women. Despite her colleagues' warnings and the mounting evidence against David, Dana remains determined to prove his innocence.

The film's storyline touches on several themes, including the blurred line between love and obsession, the moral dilemma of defending a client suspected of a heinous crime, and gender roles in society. Through Dana's character, the audience sees the struggles of a successful woman in a male-dominated profession, and her craving for love and affection despite her impressive career.

The acting is compelling in the film, with Sean Young delivering an emotionally charged performance as Dana Greenway. Patrick Bergin also shines as David Hanover, portraying him as a manipulative and smooth-talking individual who knows how to get what he wants. Arnetia Walker's performance as Detective Cavanaugh, who is determined to bring justice to the victims of David's crimes, adds depth to the story.

The film's pacing is steady, and the screenplay provides enough twists and turns to keep the audience engaged. As the story progresses, we see the relationship between Dana and David develop, and their chemistry becomes palpable. The music, lighting, and camera angles intensify the emotional scenes, making the film an emotionally charged experience.

Overall, Love Crimes is a film that explores the complexities of human relationships and the consequences of actions taken in the presence of love. The story is emotional, engaging and thought-provoking, making it a must-watch for fans of thriller and crime drama genres. While the film didn't fare well at the box office or with critics, it holds up well, making it a hidden gem for movie lovers.

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    4.3  (1,238)