Exit to Eden

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Exit to Eden ★½ 1994 (R)

Anne Rampling's (AKA Anne Rice) novel focused on fulfilling S&M sexual fantasies, but director Marshall goes for laughs with a buddy cops-out-of-water sitcom subplot, as undercover cops Aykroyd and O'Donnell track a suspected jewel thief to the fantasy resort of Eden, run by dominatrix Delany. (What was the pitch for this one? Think “Another Stakeout” meets “Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down.” It'll be great. Really.) Neither plot works, resulting in a kinky movie with no kink, and a comedy with few laughs. O'Donnell holds up her end, providing what few yuks there are. Everyone else, especially Aykroyd and Delany, seem to be sleepwalking. Lucky for them. 113m/C VHS, DVD . Dana Delany, Paul Mercurio, Dan Aykroyd, Rosie O'Donnell, Hector Elizondo, Stuart Wilson, Iman, Sandi Korn, Laura Elena Harring; D: Garry Marshall; W: Deborah Amelon, Bob Brunner; M: Patrick Doyle. Golden Raspberries '94: Worst Support. Actress (O'Donnell).