91/2 Weeks

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91/2 Weeks ★★½ 1986 (R)

Chance meeting between a Wall Street exec and an art gallery employee evolves into an experimental sexual relationship bordering on sado-masochism. Video version is more explicit than the theatrical release, but not by much. Strong characterizations by both actors prevent this from being strictly pornography. Well-written, with strength of male and female personalities nicely balanced. Intriguing, but not for all tastes. 114m/C VHS, DVD . Mickey Rourke, Kim Basinger, Margaret Whitton, Karen Young, David Margulies, Christine Baranski, Roderick Cook, Dwight Weist; D: Adrian Lyne; W: Patricia Louisianna Knop, Zalman King; C: Peter Biziou; M: Jack Nitzsche.