Billionaire John Gage (Robert Redford) offers a down on their luck married couple, Diana and David Murphy (Demi Moore and Woody Harrelson), one million dollars in exchange for a one-night stand with Diana.
The interesting “would you do it?” premise of Adrian Lyne’s drama goes slightly awry as the moral issues are dumped in favour of all three main characters simply showing how selfish they are and – as a result – this is probably best viewed as a commentary on the excesses and emptiness of the early 1990s.
But, with these leads, who are we to quibble? Just tune in to watch Redford and Moore doing what they do best, with Harrelson giving them a run for their money.
Richard B. Livingston