Truly, no woman could resist the erotic singularity that was Michael Douglas in the late 80s and early 90s. Glenn Close gives a haunting performance as Alex Forrest, an independent career woman burdened by mental instability and a dipshit attorney who opportunistically sleeps with her for an entire weekend while his family is out of town. Dan is arrested but ultimately exonerated by a tape Alex sent him in which she explicitly threatens to kill herself to ruin him, and in a final flashback we see Alex commit the act while listening to Madame Butterfly. Alex pops back up out of the water like Jason fucking Vorhees and Beth shoots her to death with the family gun. The crowd cheers presumably , the film fades out on a shot of a framed photograph of the happy Gallagher clan, and the credits roll. But the addition of an unsophisticated popcorn ending arguably helped make Fatal Attraction the biggest worldwide box office hit of , which is absolutely wild to think about in , a year in which that honor is reserved for films containing at least one character made entirely of digital effects. But the new ending also creates some truly horrifying implications that were merely tragic in the original. Partway through the film, Alex tells Dan that she is pregnant with his child.
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In Fatal Attraction, Glenn Close kicks up a tempest. She seethes; she screams; she boils bunnies. She stalks him, kidnaps his child, and attacks his wife, a horrible denouement that ends with Dan nearly drowning Alex. In the end, it is the wife who violently deals the final, fatal blow. Fatal Attraction, which turns 30 on Sept. It was a box-office success that earned six Oscar nominations, including a nod for Close. It also sparked a pool of pale imitators, which are being released even to this day. Yet Close herself has led the charge of those who disparage the movie and her character—whose mental illness went unchecked and unnamed, marooning her in deeply misunderstood territory. In real life, Close is an advocate for mental health awareness; she has candidly discussed living with depression and co-founded a nonprofit , Bring Change to Mind, that aims to break the stigma surrounding mental illness.