Starring Linda Fiorentino, Bill Pullman, Peter Berg
“Hey, it's me. Your designated fuck-boy.”
So anyway, The Last Seduction stars Linda Fiorentino as one Bridget Gregory, a scheming, goth-y femme-fatale with a wicked tongue, who rips off her boyfriend (Bill Pullman) for a hundred grand and high-tails it out of NYC. She lands in the sleepy upstate burg of Beston to hole up until the heat's off, but ends up embroiled in a torrid affair with an ambitious yokel, Mike (Peter Berg). While she enjoys having dumpster sex with our boy Mike, she knows she's gotta get rid of him at some point. Always on the hunt for an angle, she stumbles on a brilliant idea to destroy both of her man-problems in one fell swoop. It involves lots of whiskey and cigarettes.
The obligatory twisty climax is pretty fun (and ridiculous), but it takes a long while to get there. Just how long depends on how much you can take of Fiorentino's relentless scowling and bad-girl snark. I mean, she really does try her best to be the sexiest monster the 90's could possibly offer, but unfortunately, that particular decade wasn't evil enough for girls like Bridget, so it never feels like more than goofy late-night cable TV time-slot filler.
I did like her classy tea-cup boobs, though.
- Ken McIntyre