Against a deceptively tranquil background of tropical breezes and secluded beaches, a sultry tale of obsession and seduction unfolds in this riveting erotic thriller. Starring Jacqueline Bisset, Adam Garcia, Alice Eva... more »ns, and James Naughton, Fascination throbs with danger, deceit, passion, and suspense. Scott Doherty (Garcia) is baffled and distraught after his father mysteriously drowns. His confusion turns to fury, however, when his mother, Maureen (Bisset), returns from a cruise just a few weeks later with her new lover, Oliver Vance (Stuart Wilson). Suspecting foul play, Scott confides in Oliver's beautiful daughter, Kelly (Evans); and as the two begin their own investigation, they succumb to unbridled passion. But Kelly has dark secrets of her own, and while she seems to be the love of Scott's life, she could also be the end of it.« less
Jennifer D. (jennicat) from ST AUGUSTINE, FL Reviewed on 2/19/2015...
I was so surprised at the interesting twists of this film. Although a few could have been expected to a real mystery buff. I liked it, don't let the cover fool you it wasn't all about sex.
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I agree with the first two reviewers
'70s survivor | South Dakota,United States | 06/06/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The first two reviewers did a great job of describing the storyline, so I won't go there. I'll tackle the ending...WHAT ENDING? I even backed it up to see what I missed. THEN, I went to the special features to see an alternate ending. It varied little from the shows ending. After investing the time to see this movie, I hated the ending. However, Jacqueline Bisset is still very lovely. Adam Garcia didn't too badly and I did like the sounndtrack so there were a few saving graces...!"
Paranoia & Mistrust - Beautiful Adam Garcia streched to brea
Christina | 09/17/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A thriller riddled with paranoia and distrust. FASCINATION is an acute study of a man stretched to breaking point by an egregious set of circumstances. Scott (Adam Garcia- who is always great looking and a wonderful actor!) is both stricken and confused when his mother, Maureen (Jacqueline Bisset), announces she is going to marry another man named Olilver (Stuart Wilson) just three weeks after the tragic death of his father, who drowned.
Scott looks on in horror, although he falls for Oliver's very attractive and shapely daughter, Kelly (Alice Evans). Equally suspicious of the impending nuptials, Kelly joins Scott in an investigation into the foggy circumstances surrounding his father's death...
Stylistically tilting towards the dusky shadows of classic film noir, FASCINATION plays an exquisite guessing game with its viewers, who should take nothing for granted in this inventive and stimulating movie."
Goo see "Fascination" - You won't be disappointed!!!
ruthy | Germany | 09/05/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I just saw "Fascination" because I liked the DVD cover and had seen pretty much everything else new. Wow! What a film. It's a brilliant thriller that really draws you in and spits you out again. You start thinking it's going to be just a usual film about a man who gets murdered and the people in his life trying to deal with it: then it becomes a murder mystery and then suddenly a really hot love story. I really believe this film should have been shown in theatres and not be on DVD. But the best thing is Adam Garcia, who I discovered with this film. I now have to see everything this beautiful man has ever made. Dind't like the girl, but maybe that was just jealousy. Go see it: you won't be disappointed."
Love Story - Film Noir
Shawnee | 10/27/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Klaus Menzel's debut as a director is a compelling combination of a Film Noire and a tragic lovestory. "Fascination" is more about the consequences of a crime than crime itself. It deals with obesession, distrust and intrigue that change the perfect world of a high society family into a living nightmare. Grand actors like Jaqueline Bisset and Stuart Wilson but also the newcomers Adam Garcia and Alice Evans convince as lead characters in this "dangerous" lovestory. The soundtrack contributes perfectly to this exciting and unconventional thriller that made the audience hold their breath until the very end. "
Fascination: Where narcissism collides with eroticism
Aleta M. Daley | Norwich, CT | 08/19/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
Looking for a really good thriller, I spotted "Fascination," with Jacqueline Bisset and was sure that with her and the cast, my husband and I had found the perfect summer film on DVD. What a disappointment. Although Bisset rallies to the role, the same cannot be said of the other actors. The dialogue is painfully inept at conveying anything in the least bit sexy, provocative or psychologically intriguing. The cloying, saccharine musical score doesn't help. Whereas the music in "The Swimming Pool," or "The Wide Sargasso Sea," enhances, heightens the dramatic intensity, mystery and sensuality, the musak in "Fascination," undermines whatever potential drama there might be. The characters other than Bisset and her unfortunate first husband seem too infatuated with themselves to be erotically convincing. As an ensemble cast, they seem indifferent to both the story and their audience. Magnificent bodies and sexy entanglements are not enough, in my opinion, to compensate for the pedestrian acting and rather predictable plot.
Jacqueline Bisset deserves better and so do we viewers.