sex, lies, and videotape (1989)

1989 | USA | Steven Soderbergh | ★★★★★

Steven Soderbergh's impeccably crafted sex, lies, and videotape is an intimate, appropriately titled feature, comprised of beautifully shot, elegantly edited scenes of discomfortingly seductive human drama, revolving around the mesmeric James Spader and the radiant Andie MacDowell.

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"With smoldering sensuality and biting humor, the surprising relationship between the three title subjects is revealed in sex, lies, and videotape, the most-talked about erotic comedy of the decade. James Spader ran away with the Best Actor prize at the Cannes Film Festival for his brilliantly understated and seductive performance as Graham, a long-lost college friend who drifts back into town and into the lives of John,a self-involved philanderer, his angelic wife Ann, and her saucy sister Cynthia. One by one, each is drawn into the very 'personal project' Graham is working on, leaving the relationships between them forever transformed." Sony Pictures


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