She plunges from a window to her death. It turns out later he's not a very reliable witness. The testimony of Marsh's private secretary, Joanne Braslow, reveals that he had a sexual relationship with Braslow that could have contributed to his death, casting a as to Carlson's guilt. She plays a kinky dominatrix involved in ingenious and hazardous sex with an aging millionaire who has a bad heart. When the man is found dead in mysterious circumstances and Rebecca inherits a vast majority of his fortune, suspicion falls squarely on her shoulders. It is later revealed that Marsh died from complications stemming from.
The district attorney assigned to Rebecca's case believe she is lying about her knowledge of the millionaire's health problems and deliberately plotted to kill him. Alas, all the laughs here are unintentional, and the straight-faced actors just end up looking foolish. But enough on the technical side. It was directed by and written by Brad Mirman. Her lawyer succumbs to her charms, and he begins a torrid and kinky affair with her. The screenplay and performances were especially disparaged. That's a typical exchange in the courtroom scenes, which involve Dafoe being reprimanded by the judge for just about every breath he draws.
Before leaving court, she mockingly thanks Dulaney for getting a guilty client off, fully aware that he cannot repeat what she said and that she. However, Rebecca manages to get released on bail prior to her trial. Willem Dafoe seems on auto-pilot throughout, cast as a defense attorney opposite Madonna, playing a woman who is suspected of killing her wealthy older lover with too much rough-housing in the bedroom. As the trial begins, Carlson and Dulaney enter a sexual relationship behind the back of Dulaney's unsuspecting wife. Advertisement But she's innocent, she protests - and indeed there is another obvious suspect, the millionaire's private secretary , who is also his spurned former lover.
What does she dedicate her life to? Carlson is shown in court to have had previous sexual relationships with a number of older rich men, including Jeffery Roston, in which her lovemaking was just as rough. An enraged Payley lashes out at Carlson physically and, after Dulaney pulls him off, Payley shoots her twice. The film stars and , with , , and in supporting roles. Frank Delaney is the defense lawyer hired by Rebecca. Body of Evidence has an 8% rating at based on 36 reviews. We are asked to believe that Madonna lives on a luxury houseboat, where she parades in front of the windows naked at all hours, yet somehow doesn't attract a crowd, not even of appreciative lobstermen. The movie takes place in Portland, Ore.
. For camp-addicts, a hoot; all others beware. The main suspect is the woman who has sex with Marsh in the film, Rebecca Carlson, who after being charged with murder is represented by lawyer Frank Dulaney. Madonna's performance in the film was universally derided by film critics and it marked her fourth film acting performance to be widely panned, following , and. Dulaney goes to Carlson's home and confronts her, which ends with them having rough sex on the floor. Frank is a married man with a good wife and family. Carlson pushes him onto the bed, removes his underwear, and while he is restrained, humiliates him by pouring hot candle wax on his chest, stomach, and genitals, amused by Dulaney's frustration and increasingly desperate reactions.
In its second week it experienced a 60% drop. With Frank's judgment clouded, Rebecca tells him that she is innocent and was not aware of previous lover's heart problem. Trashy sex-melodrama might have been much more fun had it the slightest sense of humor. It also appeared on the 2005 list of 's most hated films. Dulaney maligns Carlson with accusations of her withholding information from him, threatening to drop her as a client and end their affair. The first theatrical release was censored for the purpose of obtaining an , reducing the film's running time from 101 to 99 minutes.
Grubby nonsense with a cliché-ridden script, B-movie characters, and a silly finish. Rebecca Carlson is an attractive woman who forms a relationship with a famed millionaire. We are told by one witness that sex with the Madonna character is intense. Carlson's testimony convinces the jury, which her. Still, Rebecca's seductive charms are too difficult for Frank to resist, and soon begins having an affair with her. It knows the words but not the music.
She taunts Payley by telling him to lie low, as he could be convicted of , and tells him to leave because she has already forgotten him. In France and Japan, the film was released under the name Body. When Dulaney's wife confronts him, he initially plays it off as if she is paranoid, but is unable to deny telltale evidence. There's all kinds of murky plot debris involving nasal spray with cocaine in it, ghosts from the past, bizarre sex, and lots of nudity. She gives Dafoe an unmistakable look. We in the audience are alerted that the movie is establishing her for a later payoff.
Frank starts to keep secrets from his wife as he sleeps with Rebecca, thus spinning a web of lies that has potentially dangerous consequences for all those involved. Storyline: Body of Evidence 1993 A millionaire is found dead of heart failure handcuffed to the bed with a home video tape of him and his lover. One example: Dafoe is addressing his opening remarks to the jury, and the camera pulls focus so that we see an attractive young female juror sitting in the front row. As new evidence turns up during trial, he begins to wonder if he's defending a murderer. I don't know whether to blame the director, the cinematographer or the editor for some of the inept choices in this movie.