Killing Me Softly

How do you escape... what you can't resist?
How do you escape... what you can't resist?
D: Chen Kaige
MGM/Montecito (Lynda Myles, Joe Medjuck & Michael Chinich)
UK/US 2002
100 mins


W: Kara Lindstrom [based on the novel by Nicci French]
DP: Michael Coulter
Ed: Jon Gregory
Mus: Patrick Doyle
PD: Gemma Jackson

Heather Graham (Alice Tallis), Joseph Fiennes (Adam Tallis), Natasha McElhone (Deborah), Ulrich Thomsen (Klaus)

American ex-pat living in London, Heather Graham leaves her lover after getting the fuck of her life from mountaineer Joseph Fiennes when he's out and about promoting the book about his intripid exploits. They marry soon after and it doesn't take long before she uncovers some skeletons in his closet.
Joseph Fiennes is given very little to do except mope around looking creepy, while Graham is given even less, miscast as a doe-eyed beauty who gets her kit off at every opportunity. There's some steamy sex scenes, including a little bondage and asphyxiation to get the heart beating faster, but aside from that, a very boring and inconsequential thriller.

Heather Graham in Killing Me Softly
Heather Graham in Killing Me Softly