Wild Orchid

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"An adventure of the senses."
  • R
  • 1990
  • 1 hr 45 min
  • 4.5  (12,835)
  • 19

Wild Orchid is a movie that came out in 1989-1990. It is an erotic film so it contains content that is sexually related. The movie was directed by Zalman King. The movie is mainly about a woman who gets a job at a law firm and is asked to go to Brazil on her first day. The purpose of her going to Brazil is to make a deal to purchase a hotel. Over the course of the time there, she finds out about a married couple that is having marital problems and discovers an affair. When the deal is about be made she is able to get it done by threatening to tell the husband’s wife about the affair. In the end she meets a man named Wheeler and has a romantic relationship with him. The movie was known to be mediocre due to negative reviews.

A young female lawyer named Emily Reed interviews at a law firm. Due to having excellent credentials she gets offered the job and on her first day is asked to go to Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Once she arrives in Brazil she finds out that the person involved in selling the hotel is meeting with Argentines. She and her colleague Claudia begin to presume that some Argentines are buying the hotel. Shortly after this, Emily meets a man named Wheeler who she begins to talk to on a regular basis. Over time she begins to develop feelings for him. At the same time she discovers that a person involved in the hotel deal is having an affair with another woman. When the deal is about to be made at the airport, the man in charge of the deal tries to intimidate Emily but she counters by threatening to expose the affair he was having. The deal eventually gets made and Emily begins to have a romantic relationship with Wheeler.

This movie had a decent storyline but it got very negative reviews as only 7% of critics believed this was a quality movie. The movie was quite controversial as it had very strong sexual content. Since the movie had such strong sexual content, the MPAA decided to give this movie an X rating. However the director was able to cut certain scenes to make it rated R. Although the movie was not well received by critics it was still an intriguing story and will likely appeal to people who enjoy watching movies about romance and legal/business issues. Due to its sexual content this movie is for mature audiences and will likely appeal to a small circle of movie viewers. However it is still worth watching for people who find this particular movie genre.

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    4.5  (12,835)
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