The Deadly Look of Love

2000

Drama / Romance

80
IMDb Rating 5.4 10 206

Synopsis


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Cast

Holland Taylor as Prudence
Jordan Ladd as Janet Flanders
Mimi Kuzyk as Mrs. Murdock
Vincent Spano as Brett Becker
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838.75 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
120 min
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1.52 GB
1920×1080
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
120 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by csfrankel 3 / 10 / 10

Predictable & Cheesy TV Thriller

"The Deadly Look of Love" is essentially "Fatal Attraction" with a couple of twists added onto the back half. The ending will not surprise anyone who has seen more than two or three Movies of the Week. It is yet another cautionary tale about succumbing to temptation, and it adds nothing fresh to the genre. Brett (Vincent Spano) is engaged to a beautiful woman who just happens to have a sizable trust fund. Even though he has it all, he risks losing everything by starting up a steamy side affair with Janet (Jordan Ladd). Janet, a doe-eyed blonde from Cedar Falls, falls hard for Brett, and she does not take it particularly well when he comes clean about his engagement. Shortly after the wedding, Mrs. Brett turns up dead in the master bedroom of the large, luxurious home she shared with her new husband. When the police question Brett, he promptly points the finger at Janet. Following her arrest, Janet seems to get loonier by the minute - not that she was the picture of stability before. Her defense attorney (Holland Taylor) is convinced that Janet is innocent and is hell bent on proving it. Did she do it or didn't she? How will it end? You can find out the answers to these questions the next time "The Deadly Look of Love" airs on your local station. And be sure not to miss the moral of this beautiful story: men are pigs, and women are crazy.

Reviewed by caa821 9 / 10 / 10

Comments rival the story

I happened upon this flick on a rainy Sunday, intending to tune-in to something else. Out of curiosity, I accessed the comments here, and found myself watching it to the end. I really didn't do so with intent -- this was one of those movies where you're "fascinated," and watch it for "another couple of minutes," until you finally just watch to the end. And the indictment of it in most of these comments made it more fascinating to view. The one comment where the person really liked it seems to be solely as a result of liking Ladd and Spano, and their earlier roles. But great isn't anywhere to be found anywhere here - story, performances, and particularly the absurd courtroom hi-jinks. We all know that Perry Mason (before Raymond Burr passed the 300-lb. mark), and Ben Matlock, are granted some leeway in cavorting around the courtroom, instead of being boringly confined to a lectern. And Matlock is especially granted the privilege of entering exhibits often by simply going to the jury and showing them, before the judge and prosecutor have even been informed of, or shown, them. No real-life judge or prosecutor would stand for this. Both Perry and Ben almost always ended the proceedings by wringing a confession of the real killer. Actually Perry nearly always did this, but often Matlock would simply present overwhelming evidence of the true culprit, pronounce it "reasonable doubt," and then leave it to the cops and prosecutors to proceed against the guilty party - sometimes on-camera, sometimes presumed at the end of the show. But that said, Holland Taylor's histrionics and the amount of leeway afforded her, in the courtroom portion of this story, made the actions of Matlock/Mason more-closely resemble the slow, often boring detail such as seen on Court TV and in real-life courtrooms. Every character in this presentation was either insipid, unsympathetic, obnoxious, boring, improbable - or some combination of two or more of these. The ending was the most banal, absurd, even silly conclusion possible - but again, fascinating because of this. Ladd and Spano are attractive individuals, and t.v. movies would appear their best forte - probably best in 2nd-lead (probably better if "3rd-") roles, even in this venue. Taylor could be cast as the aunt or mother of one of them. Give this one 1 star for the story/performances, and 3 additional for the fascination factor.

Reviewed by scheer-3 9 / 10 / 10

"Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned"

I am not sure this will be a spoiler, but I'll take no chances. Though I won't give the ending away, what I'll say about the movie might indirectly allude to it. Lots of people dislike this movie - judging from the comments here. I saw it with an innocent eye. That is, I had no idea how others have reacted to it. Now that I have seen lots of very negative reviews, let me say this: Most of the negative reviews I have seen seem to miss the main point of the story, which is that "hell hath no fury like a woman scorned." This proverbial truism comes from a play by William Congreve, "The Mourning Bride" (1697), where we read this: "Heaven has no Rage, like Love to Hatred turned, / Nor Hell a Fury, like woman scorned." Janet (Jordan Ladd) adds another dimension to the story. She is a kind of Female Quixote. She has read too many romances. And her fantasies take over completely. Would things have turned out in a different way had her lover married her? She seems to take the rejection in stride. Or does she? I'll let my comments about the story end there. I will only add this, Jordan Ladd does a fantastic job with with this role. She is worthy of both her mother, Cheryl Ladd, and her grandfather, Alan Ladd. I guess I am in the minority for liking this movie. But I think I have good reason for this: an interesting theme goes a long way with me.

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