The Hand that Rocks the Cradle

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The Hand that Rocks the Cradle ★★½ 1992 (R)

DeMornay is Peyton Flanders, the nanny from hell, in an otherwise predictable thriller. Sciorra's role is a thankless one as pregnant and unbelievably naive Claire Bartel, who unwittingly starts a horrific chain of events when she levels charges of molestation ogainst her obstetrician. Transparent plot preys on the worst fears of viewers, and doesn't offer anything innovative or new. See this one for DeMornay's Jekyll and Hyde performance. 110m/C VHS, DVD . Annabella Sciorra, Rebecca De Mornay, Matt McCoy, Ernie Hudson, Julianne Moore, Madeline Zima, John de Lancie, Mitchell Laurance; D: Curtis Hanson; W: Amanda Silver; C: Robert Elswit; M: Graeme Revell. MTV Movie Awards ‘92: Villain (De Mornay).