Separate Lives

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"She hired him to watch her."
  • R
  • 1995
  • 1 hr 42 min
  • 4.9  (991)

Separate Lives is a thriller film released in 1995, starring Jim Belushi, Linda Hamilton, and Vera Miles. The movie was directed by David Madden and written by Rick Natkin. The film was made on a budget of $6.5 million and grossed around $5 million at the box office. The story revolves around the character of John, played by Jim Belushi. John is a successful criminal defense lawyer who is married to a professor named Jane, played by Linda Hamilton. Jane is deeply involved in her work and her marriage to John has been on the rocks for quite some time. One night, John is summoned to defend a woman named Irene, played by Serena Scott Thomas, who has been accused of murdering her husband. Irene and John soon develop a strong attraction towards each other and begin a passionate affair.

Meanwhile, Jane gets into an accident and receives a brain injury. This causes her to forget everything about her life, including her marriage to John. As she is recovering at the hospital, John brings Irene to meet her, pretending that she is an old friend. Jane is eventually released from the hospital and starts rebuilding her life. However, as she starts piecing together her past, she realizes that John may not be the man she thought he was.

In the movie, Jim Belushi delivers an impressive performance as the shady defense lawyer who is slowly losing control over his life. Belushi's portrayal of the morally ambiguous John is convincing and believable, making the audience root for his downfall. Linda Hamilton also delivers a noteworthy performance as Jane, who is struggling to come to terms with the reality of her marriage.

The film delves into the themes of deception, betrayal, and identity. It explores the moral dilemma of what is right and wrong, and how one's choices can have consequences on their own lives and the lives of those around them. It also raises questions on the fragility of memory and how much of our identity is shaped by our past experiences.

The cinematography and the soundtrack of the film are commendable, adding to the overall suspense and tension of the plot. The film keeps the audience engaged throughout, with its twists and turns, and a well-executed plot. The climax of the film is intense, leaving the viewer on the edge of their seat.

Overall, Separate Lives is a well-made thriller that keeps the audience guessing till the very end. Its strong performances, engaging plot, and themes make it an enjoyable watch for fans of the genre.

Separate Lives is a 1995 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 42 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.9.

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    4.9  (991)