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Les Liaisons Dangereuses

I recently discovered that my husband had never seen one of my all-time favorite movies, Dangerous Liaisons. So I rented it and after much wheedling and nagging we watched it this weekend. His considered critique of the film? "That sucked!"

Sucked? How can you say that? It has intrigue! Seduction! Drama! John Malkovich! That tongue thing!

To which he replied, "I think it actually pumped estrogen into my body."

Well, yes, there is that.

What he doesn't understand is that it is like the Lloyd Dobler Effect. Many women around my age (which is approaching. ahem. 30) fell in love with and wanted to date John Cusack in Say Anything. However, they wanted to be seduced by John Malkovich in Dangerous Liaisons. Yes, he was evil and cruel and abusive. And hot. Really, really hot.

Personally, I married the Lloyd Dobler guy and am very glad I did, but the Vicomte de Valmont never loses his appeal.

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I was pleasantly surprised by "Dangerous Liaisons" when the lady of the house foisted it on me. That's underselling it, actually; I thought it was fucking awesome, and that Malkovich turned in maybe the best performance I've ever seen from him (this is among several other great performances). Plus Uma Thurman is hot, hot, hotty hot hot. There's really not much not to like.

Hee. I remember him mentioning he had seen it, and the suckage that it was.

Personally, I've never seen it, so I can't speak either way.

Also, he is far cooler than Lloyd Dobler. Give the man some credit!

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