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Tempted (2001)

Director:
Bill Bennett
COUNTRY
Australia/France/USA
GENRE
Thriller
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Tempted
RUNNING TIME
95 minutes
 
Producer:
Bill Bennett
Jennifer Bennett
Larry Katz
David Kronemeyer
Screenwriter:
Bill Bennett


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Charlie LeBlanc Burt Reynolds
Lilly LeBlanc Saffron Burrows
Jimmy Mulate Peter Facinelli
Dot Collins Mike Starr
Byron Blades George DiCenzo

 

Review

Burt Reynolds looked spooky with his new face-lift, but no one can take away his first-rate timing in line delivery, and his character in this semi-clever thriller from writer/director Bill Bennett is aptly creepy and unpredictable. The plot is quite interesting: A rich old man hires a handsome young carpenter to test the fidelity of his beautiful young wife. There's money, power and sex on the table, and the performers revel in Bennett's seething New Orleans atmosphere. Burt's surprisingly effective voiceover at the start of the film gives us a backdrop of sweaty summers and secretive swamps, and Bennett's persuasive presentation makes most of the film's more or less preposterous suggestions seem believable, even downright irresistible.

Copyright 15.4.2015 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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