Love never dies in Brian De Palma's psychological thriller, though money certainly complicates matters. Rich New Orleans real estate developer Michael Courtland (Cliff Robertson) lost his beloved wife Elizabeth (Genevieve Bujold) and their daughter during a botched kidnap rescue, after he chose to let the police try to free them instead of paying the ransom. Sixteen years later, Michael returns to the Tuscan church where he and Elizabeth first met, and he sees Sandra Portinari (Bujold again), the mirror image of his dead wife. Despite the reservations of his long-time friend and business partner (John Lithgow), Michael woos Sandra and brings her back to New Orleans to marry her. Seeing Sandra as his second chance to prove his love, Michael thinks he can finally put the past behind him, but the past is about to catch up with him in ways he never dreamed. ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi
This movie borrows some of the plot from Vertigo, but Vertigo is much, much better. The plot is keeps your attention, but the acting of the main characters (Robertson and Bujold) was a pretty flat. John Lithgow, on the other hand, did a superb acting job in this film.
Half a star is too good for this one. But I had to give it something to put in my 2 cents(which is what the movie is worth)
For the viewer that said it was the worse movie ever, I would agree, except it insults the word worse.
It is number one in my life of bad movies.
I went my BB"s average rating of 3 stars, but after re-reading the reviews, I couldn't come close to that average. Very misleading. I will never go just by their ratings again.
Corny acting, no plot ,made no sense.Unbelievably slow.
I FFW'ed thru much of it just to see how bad the ending was. It was a complete triumph of badness all the way.