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Basic Instinct 2


Source: Catholic News Service

Sequel to the 1992 erotic thriller which finds that film's manipulative vamp character (Sharon Stone) relocated to London, where, implicated in the murder of a soccer star, she matches wits with a criminal psychiatrist (David Morrissey), leading him down a path of seduction, deception and murder. With its femme-fatale protagonist and murky style, director Michael Caton-Jones' potboiler aspires to film noir, but its shadowy sordidness can't hide a cartoonish lead performance and an insipid, tangled script which distracts with salaciousness to make up for its lack of suspense and intelligence. The film contains several graphic sexual encounters with partial frontal and rear nudity, a flash of full-frontal nudity, a shadowy orgy scene, violence, several lurid images, rough and sexually explicit language and several drug references. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is O -- morally offensive. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R -- restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.

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