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Bob Zemeckis (can I call you Bob?) is one of the most talented and lazy film-makers ever. In a violent head-nod to Hitchcock, WLB has some terrific tension, truly well-timed
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“A suspenseful movie starring Michelle Pfiffer and Harrison Ford. Ford is an actor I usually like, but he played a quite boring character until you find out what he's really made
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What Lies Beneath (2000)
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A good old-fashioned thriller that wears its Alfred Hitchcock pedigree proudly on its sleeve,What Lies Beneathstars Harrison Ford and Michelle Pfeiffer as picture-perfect married couple Norman and Claire Spencer, who seem happy and content with a fabulous house, college-age daughter and still-active libidos. When said daughter heads off to college, Claire starts obsessing about her new neighbors, and becomes convinced that the moody husband killed the neurotic wife, and that the wife's ghost has a desperately important message for her. Yes, it's true, there is a ghost, and there is a message, but it has decidedly more personal--and life-threatening--implications for Claire and Norman. Suddenly, that car crash last year that Claire can barely remember and the circumstances surrounding it start falling into place, and Claire begins to realize Norman may have a secret.

Director Robert Zemeckis loads the first half of What Lies Beneath with humorous cheap thrills (the suddenly ringing phone, etc.) that poke fun at Claire's dilemma while simultaneously making you tense beyond belief. Between each goofy thrill, though, is one true one that will make you jump out of your seat, including a bathtub that keeps filling itself. And all the while, Zemeckis subtly telegraphs the fissures in the Spencers' marriage, slowly revealing that all is not well between these two. Yes, it's a blatant Hitchcock homage to movies such as Rear Window and Suspicion, but it's sleekly made, entertaining and...

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Director: Robert Zemeckis
Screen Writer: Clark Gregg, Sarah Kernochan
DVD Release Date: January 30, 2001
Runtime: 130 minutes
Studio: Dreamworks Video
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