An erotic thriller that completely understands and utilizes melodrama to its advantage. The recurring Snow globe motif is great; how the character dynamics of this couple and their deceptions inverts halfway through the narrative is just wonderful. Deception leads to pain, honesty leads to salvation. This movie fucks (literally and figuratively). Probably one of the best erotic thrillers out there in the way it manages to exhibit the social dichotomy between domestic life milieu and carnal desire, suggesting subtextually how pure pleasure and monogamy are counter intuitive forces. Acknowledges social norms and expectations while still hitting all the right beats, delivering a steamy, enjoyable erotic thriller that is more intuitive about passion, pleasure, companionship, and love than most films of its ilk.
Love of all things cinema brought me here.