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Overall Rating
2.26

Awesome: 2.56%
Worth A Look: 23.08%
Average: 7.69%
Pretty Bad: 30.77%
Total Crap35.9%

3 reviews, 21 user ratings


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Indecent Proposal
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by Greg Muskewitz

"Indecent indeed."
2 stars

Lubricious-themed director Adrian Lyne proposes a [I]what if…[/I] movie

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Indecent Proposal. Lubricious-themed director Adrian Lyne proposes a what if… movie, one revolving around what if the wife of a happily married couple was given an offer of one-million dollars if the wife spends one night with a “billionaire poondog” which, in their case, would once and for all settle the land they’re trying to develop for their dream house. Moral issues are hardly a concern for the movie except when homogenized into the rest of the individual what if… situations. Indecent Proposal is a lot funnier than intended, mainly because of the ridiculousness of its exposition, but nothing is funnier than Demi Moore and Woody Harrelson trying to pass themselves off as teens in some early hand-held videotaped scenes. The tag-team narration gimmick can probably be traced back to Indecent Proposal’s point of origin—Jack Engelhard’s novel, nothing I’ve taken any time to familiarize myself with—but in written form, I doubt it comes off as syrupy and corny as this dilettante attempt. This is only but a string of embarrassments for Moore; Harrelson’s career is a slow burner and a slow starter, so it’s hardly a notice; but most of all, it’s a huge hindrance to Robert Redford, who can do nothing but stroke his golden hair and flash his glib smile.

With Oliver Platt.

Final Verdict: D+.

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User Comments

1/29/09 Phil M. Afficiando Insipid. Redford's next million should go toward getting his name off the credits. 2 stars
7/29/08 mary mcmuray Interesting idea but it never really got believable. 2 stars
7/20/08 Jayson Sexploitation flick with (then A-list) stars. 2 stars
7/17/08 Vickie Couturier I liked this movie,made you think,what would you do? 4 stars
7/17/08 Eloise Carlson I absolutely loved this movie! Demi Moore was brilliant. 4 stars
3/30/08 Kimberly Once in a while, a beautiful movie comes along. Hypocrites are those who say it's crap. 5 stars
6/10/05 Indrid Cold Supremely velvety and atmospheric, but also supremely stupid. 2 stars
10/20/02 Charles Tatum You'd have to pay me a million dollars to sit through this crap again 1 stars
7/12/02 KMG Okay, eventho Redford is baggy I would sleep with him for 1K....money is money! 3 stars
6/02/02 Tiffany Faye Hawthorne Woody his usual so-so;Why'd Redford stoop to this? Demi Moore sucks her own turds. 1 stars
4/28/02 Butterbean Strong beginning, but deflates as it went onward. Another case of a misfired plot. 3 stars
1/08/02 Andrew Carden REALLY Overrated and Disappointing Flick. 1 stars
5/31/01 Arber D This movie is very disappointing ! Raises expectations that cannot meet! 2 stars
4/01/01 Jesse L The most indecent proposal was the one to make this picture... UGH UGH UGH UGH UGH - 1 stars
2/14/01 Jake I was shocked that I actually enjoyed this and found it to be a good fable. 4 stars
9/02/00 Rosalie Coleman Good concept for movie, but it could have been done much better. 3 stars
8/02/00 Sully a total waste of time. Even Demi's tits can't save this movie. It blows. 1 stars
10/07/99 sophia962 Indecent waste of time talent and money. 1 stars
7/07/99 Ben Leostein Rating: *½ (out of ****) Category: "Below Average" 2 stars
6/15/99 Dylan Very fucking over-rated. 1 stars
5/09/99 The Bomb 69 I lost alot of brain cells sitting through this crap 1 stars
IF YOU'VE SEEN THIS FILM, RATE IT!
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