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Steven Soderbergh explodes onto the scene with this provocative, intelligent drama about infidelity and voyeurism. Ann Milaney (Andie MacDowell) lives in a comfortable Louisiana home with her lawyer husband, John (Peter Gallagher). She spends her days fretting over the insurmountable problems of the world and her own unfocused sense of melancholy. Although she doesn't know it, she has a good reason to be upset: John is having a torrid affair with her younger, more extroverted sister, Cynthia (the sexy Laura San Giacomo). When Graham Dalton (James Spader), an old college pal of John's, comes to visit, all three are momentarily distracted from personal problems and intrigues as they scrutinize the odd outsider. Ann soon discovers that Graham has some strange habits and problems of his own. Plagued by impotency since the calamitous breakup of his last relationship, the young drifter finds sexual gratification by videotaping women willing to talk about their sexual past and fantasies in front of the camera. ...
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CastLaura San Giacomo
DirectorSteven Soderbergh
Release Date:  1989
MPAA Rating:  R
DVD Release Date:  Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (October 07, 1998)
Runtime:  1hr 40min
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review by . March 09, 2001
Pros: An original concept      Cons: Needed more character development     The Bottom Line: Explore the lives of four individuals who all view sex in different ways while becoming involved in lies to achieve what they want.      Plot Details: This opinion reveals major details about the movie's plot. While checking the listings of what was on television last evening I came across Sex, Lies and Videotape on the Sundance channel. This …
review by . November 17, 2000
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Pros: ...     Cons: ...     Written and directed by first timer Steven Soderbergh, this relatively low budget flick actually received quite a bit of acclaim. Nominated for Best Director at the Academy Awards, it lost to Stones' Born on the 4th of July, but won Best Picture and Best Actor (Spader) at the Cannes Film Festival.      The movie centers around four main characters: Andie MacDowell & Peter Gallagher (husband and wife), Laura …
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