Monday, 31 March 2014

Fatal Attraction

It may be over a quarter of a decade since Fatal Attraction hit the movie theatres, but in today's society we are still living with the fallout of that film. It created the terminolgy "bunny boiler" which is now a recognised noun in the Oxford Dictionary;
NOUN
• informal
A woman who acts vengefully after having been spurned by her lover
It is one of the most memorable films from the 80's and for a short time put the fear of god into any adulterating male!... Last Friday a theatre audience and myself watched this film bought to life on stage and I'm sure there were many men thinking hard on their travel home!.
I am learning that what most critics don't warm to I actually enjoy. I go to the theatre to be entertained  and this stellar cast certainly do this.
Dan Gallagher is played by Mark Bazeley an established British actor with many film & Tv credits, Dan's wife Beth is played by Sex & the City's own Charlotte - Kristin Davis and Bunny Boiler Alex is played by Natascha McElhone , David Duchovney long suffering ex wife in Californication with direction by Trevor Nunn.
The play mixes an 80's vibe into today's staging, with clever slick scene changes you move between Bar, apartments, NY office and country pile smoothly accompanied by electric blue lighting.  For those not familiar with the movie plot:- "The famous story of obsession and revenge explores how a chance meeting in a bar and a casual encounter quickly becomes a living nightmare for Dan Gallagher, a successful New York lawyer, and his young family. After spending one weekend with the gorgeous Alex Forrest, he assumes he can just walk away, but Alex is a woman who refuses to be ignored. She pursues Dan and his family with terrifying consequences."
Mark & Kristin are both very good, strains of 'Charlotte' coming through in Kristins role of Beth, and Natasha McElhone is outstanding as Alex and takes bunny boiler to another level. The play sticks firmly to the original film (the original ending was changed from feedback from pre-screenings of the movie) including the fated Bunny scene (2 white bunnies are on the cast list for nightly scene steeling scenes!) and a much more subdued ending. This play is thrilling, incredibly well acted, does it measure up to the original film... no, but I don't think anything can match the first view  of that movie, as the element of surprise was heart stopping. This play starts slow, but builds to its climatic conclusion with thrills and gasps...  exactly as the movie did 27 years ago... grab a ticket, its worth it for the trip down memory lane, or to remind your man just what lengths some women will go to if crossed!....
Here is the original film ending ..... 
hell hath no fury like a women scorned!...


1 comment:

Victoria Eales said...

This is definitely on the go see list.

Victoria
FlorenceandMary.com

Monday, 31 March 2014

Fatal Attraction

It may be over a quarter of a decade since Fatal Attraction hit the movie theatres, but in today's society we are still living with the fallout of that film. It created the terminolgy "bunny boiler" which is now a recognised noun in the Oxford Dictionary;
NOUN
• informal
A woman who acts vengefully after having been spurned by her lover
It is one of the most memorable films from the 80's and for a short time put the fear of god into any adulterating male!... Last Friday a theatre audience and myself watched this film bought to life on stage and I'm sure there were many men thinking hard on their travel home!.
I am learning that what most critics don't warm to I actually enjoy. I go to the theatre to be entertained  and this stellar cast certainly do this.
Dan Gallagher is played by Mark Bazeley an established British actor with many film & Tv credits, Dan's wife Beth is played by Sex & the City's own Charlotte - Kristin Davis and Bunny Boiler Alex is played by Natascha McElhone , David Duchovney long suffering ex wife in Californication with direction by Trevor Nunn.
The play mixes an 80's vibe into today's staging, with clever slick scene changes you move between Bar, apartments, NY office and country pile smoothly accompanied by electric blue lighting.  For those not familiar with the movie plot:- "The famous story of obsession and revenge explores how a chance meeting in a bar and a casual encounter quickly becomes a living nightmare for Dan Gallagher, a successful New York lawyer, and his young family. After spending one weekend with the gorgeous Alex Forrest, he assumes he can just walk away, but Alex is a woman who refuses to be ignored. She pursues Dan and his family with terrifying consequences."
Mark & Kristin are both very good, strains of 'Charlotte' coming through in Kristins role of Beth, and Natasha McElhone is outstanding as Alex and takes bunny boiler to another level. The play sticks firmly to the original film (the original ending was changed from feedback from pre-screenings of the movie) including the fated Bunny scene (2 white bunnies are on the cast list for nightly scene steeling scenes!) and a much more subdued ending. This play is thrilling, incredibly well acted, does it measure up to the original film... no, but I don't think anything can match the first view  of that movie, as the element of surprise was heart stopping. This play starts slow, but builds to its climatic conclusion with thrills and gasps...  exactly as the movie did 27 years ago... grab a ticket, its worth it for the trip down memory lane, or to remind your man just what lengths some women will go to if crossed!....
Here is the original film ending ..... 
hell hath no fury like a women scorned!...


1 comment:

Victoria Eales said...

This is definitely on the go see list.

Victoria
FlorenceandMary.com