“Dangerous Liaisons” (1988) Review


Vicomte de Valmont and Marquise de Merteuil, living in France’s royal court during the 18th century, have nothing better to do with themselves than to play with people’s emotions. The two make a bet as to if Valmont can get Madame de Tourvel, their pure, celibate acquaintance, into bed. Although their experiment begins as an amusing game, Valmont and Merteuil entangle themselves in innocent lives. Motivated by jealousy, and nonchalantly ruining people’s lives, this causes complete chaos. Starring John Malkovich, Glenn Close, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Uma Thurman, this film displays the lavish lives of people who have too much time on their hands.

Anticipating whose life will be ruined next, the fast paced Dangerous Liaisons scores a 93% on Rotten Tomatoes and is guaranteed to please.

This film is phenomenal.