Wednesday, October 14, 2009

What Lies Beneath Review

Another of my absolute favourites…What Lies Beneath. Claire Spencer (Michelle Pfeiffer) and husband Norman (Harrison Ford) live in an absolutely gorgeous house on the lake. Who could ask for anything more? Every part of this house is stunning. The home office is filled with dark wood bookshelves and a solid wooden desk that would make anyone feel smart if they sat at it. Not to mention the view of the lake that can be seen from this room.

The bathroom is decorated all in white and makes you feel clean just looking at it. Really, I would never leave this room if I lived there and I would NEVER allow dirty guests use it.

The bedroom, don’t even get me started…window seats (not just any window seats—you need to rent this movie to believe these window seats), so much space, great choice of wall color, and the bed is large enough to make any marriage successful. My only criticism of the bedroom is that the lamps are floral…I’m not a fan of most floral prints.

The view of the house next door is not as nice as their house—kind of grey and weathered looking—a big disappointment. If I were Claire and Norman, I would be getting lawyers involved to get that eye-sore torn down. The scene shot on the dock with the house overlooking the dock is absolutely divine. Please, let me spend at least one night in a house like this. I read on IMDb that the house was torn down after filming because it didn’t meet building codes or something—this, my friends, is a tragedy.

Michelle Pfeiffer—gorgeous. Really, is she ever not? Harrison Ford—handsome. So he ends up being a murderer, but at least he looks good while he does it.

Another awesome aspect of this movie is that their neighbor is the head of a psychology department—I would love to be the head of a psychology department. Also, Claire is a cellist, that is really cool—I would love to be a cellist.

Seance scene in the bathroom (be careful,
you wouldn't want to invite demons
in to destroy that beautiful house).

Why so glum, Claire? Look at that gorgeous
bathroom you're in.

Q: Why does Claire look so frightened?
A: The grey eye-sore next door.

1 comment:

  1. Excellent review. I know I would certainly live with a murderer if it meant remaining in that beautiful home.