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Indecent Proposal (1993)

I’m really going for it this week!

Here we are on Thursday and I’ve already ticked three movies off my “Films I should’ve seen by now but haven’t” list (I’ve also added one). 🤦🏻‍♂️

Last night’s “ticking off” was a film that I’m utterly ashamed to say I’ve never seen until now.

Indecent Proposal (1993)

In my defence, I was 13 in 1993 and far too young to be watching such things...(that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it). 😳

If, like me you’ve somehow managed to not see this film all these years, it’s a drama/romance starring Demi Moore (Ghost), Woody Harrelson (Zombieland), Robert Redford (The Horse Whisperer) and Oliver Platt (Lake Placid) among others.

The film is based on the novel of the same name by Jack Engelhard.

This is what it’s about:

When a recession hits and married couple, David and Diana Murphy (Harrelson and Moore) face losing their home, their relationship is tested when a billionaire (Redford) offers them one million dollars for Diana to spend the night with him.

I really enjoyed this movie!!

I’m a big fan of Woody Harrelson anyway and am constantly amazed by his versatility as an actor. He seems to be able to pull off drama, comedy AND romance with ease, not to mention being extremely sinister and villainous when it suits him.

Demi Moore is brilliant in this movie too and was riding high from her success in films like Ghost (1990) and A Few Good Men (1992) at the time.

Little needs to be said about Robert Redford who frankly owns every scene he’s in.

I also instantly liked the score by John Barry and will be downloading it post haste (I’m not sure where that came from but I thought I’d go with it). 🤷‍♂️

I really miss these kinds of movies. Films made in the 80s and 90s had a real honesty and purity like they weren’t trying to please - they were just what they were and as a result were really good! These days a lot of films lack originality and just feel like they care more about box office takings than storytelling. Unfortunately music seems to have gone the same way. Am I right or am I just getting old? 😵

This is a really enjoyable movie and a refreshing reminder of how good films used to be. It’s definitely worth a watch. 👍

Seen it? Let me know.👇

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