This is not a love story - it's a story about love.
Writers: Cornell Woolrich (novel), Michael Cristofer (screenplay)
A young man is plunged into a life of subterfuge, deceit and mistaken identity in pursuit of a femme fatale whose heart is never quite within his grasp. Remake of François Truffaut's 1969 film 'Mississippi Mermaid'
Plot: When a man selects a mail order bride, he is surprised to see the beauty who appears before him. She alleges that she sent false photos to him to assure that he would love her for what she is and not for her beauty. However, what she is is a con artist, prostitute, and actress, who teams with a fellow actor to steal money from men. What she does not expect is that she falls in love with her new husband and ultimately must decide between him and her sadistic former lover. Contains explicit sex including sadistic acts as Thomas Jane cuts Jolie's back with a knife as part of their lovemaking.
Awards: 1 nomination.
Did you know: Some footage had to be cut in order to avoid an "NC-17" rating.
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Directed by: Michael Cristofer
Language: English, German, Japanese, Latin, Spanish
MPAA Rating: R
IMDB Rating: 6.0/10