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Nina Takes a Lover Movie Review Summary

Actors: Laura San Giacomo, Paul Rhys, Michael O'Keefe

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Young, lovely Nina (Giacomo) owns a shoe store in San Francisco. Her husband is often away on business trips. Spurred by her best friend's affair, Nina meets an attractive British photographer (Rhys) and becomes involved with him while her husband is away for three weeks. We learn quite a bit about each of them and their attitudes toward adultery (he reports he is married, also), through the device of a reporter (O'Keefe) for the San Francisco Chronicle who is working on a book about adultery and to whom each of them talks, separately. When the time nears for Nina's husband to return, the stakes rise, and surprises are in store for everyone. Writer-director Alan Jacobs (who was responsible for "American Gun" 8 years later) presents a decent, pretty romantic drama -- a little too tidy and yuppified, perhaps, but one that raises interesting questions. Giacomo is especially memorable.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   seduction (yum!)    -   rekindling lost love/marriage Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Married, fooling around?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   small businessman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California City?    -   Yes City:    -   San Francisco

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   sex under blankets

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