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YMMV / The Last Seduction

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  • Award Snub: It was so expected that Linda Fiorentino would get an Oscar nomination for her performance, that the producers down-and-out sued the Academy for disqualifying the film due to its debut on cable prior to its theatrical release.
  • Evil Is Sexy
  • Idiot Ball: Both private eyes in the movie grab the ball and sprint for the goal line. Harlan is supposed to be an experienced New York PI, but he lets Bridget bait him into literally being caught with his pants down. Bert, the local PI who Clay hires to replace Harlan, knows the fate of his predecessor, but he still accepts a plate of cookies from Bridget. Given Bridget's personality, he's lucky the cookies were just a distraction, and not laced with arsenic.
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  • Love to Hate: Bridget, who is extremely well-received by reviewers for being a conniving, manipulative bitch who gets away with everything. A stark contrast to many villains of today's world.
  • Magnificent Bitch: Bridget Gregory is a highly intelligent, manipulative sociopath who convinces her husband Clay to sell pharmaceutical cocaine to drug dealers before skipping town with their ill-gotten gains. Bridget quickly starts a new life in a small town, repeatedly fending off the private investigators her husband sends after her, one by killing him off in a car crash after tricking him into taking off his seatbelt with the suggestion of a sexual liason, and the other by framing the man as a pedophile. Bridget seduces the well-meaning but naive Mike, then slowly convinces him to kill her husband after messing with his mind and digging up embarassing secrets from Mike's past. When Mike realizes that Bridget is trying to set him up, she kills Clay personally before taunting Mike to rape her, implicating him as a home invader responsible for her own crimes and later disposing of any evidence that might have proved Mike's innocence.
  • Misaimed Fandom: Ironically, it's actually been touted as a feminist film. Note all the film theorists and reviewers who seem to like that Bridget gets away with everything! Sure, she destroys a man's life just because he was reluctant to commit murder (not to mention, she kills a detective who's just doing his job)—but hey, at least she stuck it to The Man.
    • There are also reviewers who use this movie, of all others, to criticize modern day movies, especially those made by Hollywood.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The whole ending of the film in general. Being framed for crimes you did not commit, while the actual perpetrator gets off scot-free is enough to put your stomach into knots after viewing the film.


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