Femme Fatale

Antonio Banderas, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos

Directed by Brian De Palma
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November 6, 2002

How's this for openers? Laure (Rebecca Romijn-Stamos) corners Veronica (Rie Rasmussen) in a restroom at the Cannes Film Festival, slips off the gold, diamond-encrusted serpent thingie curled around Veronica's boobs and replaces it with a fake one without Veronica knowing. How? One hot, gratuitous lesbo love scene, that's how.

Writer-director Brian De Palma (Dressed to Kill, Body Double) is back playing teasing, erotic suspense games. OK, he's making less sense than usual. Romijn-Stamos, leggy and luscious, plays a jewel thief who switches identities with a suicide... Hell, I don't know who she's playing. Don't care. Antonio Banderas shows up as a paparazzo who falls prey to Laure's machinations. Who wouldn't? She's a femme fatale of the old school. De Palma — a master of kinky, delirious visuals — hooks you good.

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