Why I Love the Movie “Fatal Attraction”


Okay, I admit it.  I am a Fatal Attraction junkie.  Though this movie is more than 30 years old, it’s still one of the best movies ever.  As I watched it over the weekend, having seen it numerous times, I theorize why this is such a great movie.  Here’s what comes to mind: the characters are real.  Michael Douglas is no angel and Glen Close is no devil. They are both a mixture of both good and bad which imitates real life.  No one person is 100% good or 100% bad. I feel as though too many movies today are made where particular characters are portrayed as all good or bad.  Snooze…Michael Douglas was no victim in this film.  He was 100% responsible for what transpired between him and this woman. He had the affair, and he suffered the consequences. Every movie today that tries to imitate Fatal Attraction leaves out one important element, they portray the man as perfect…snooze…No one is perfect.  Good movies are about real people and guess what? Real people are flawed.