House of Games (1987) Joe
Mantegna, Lindsay Crouse
This is a truly great movie to see. Lindsay Crouse is a gentle soul who is taken for a bit of a ride by characters who are in fact alienated from her Christianly spirit. She may seem tough on the exterior at times, however that is mere defensiveness she has learned as a coping mechanism in what has been her world. Joe Mantegna is magnificent, seeming to want to be a nice guy while having instincts he cannot control at the root of his character in this very fine movie.
There are twists and turns which will astound you and the suspense is captivating and thrilling. It really is a movie worth seeing and owning in your personal library, worthy of a cult following even.
If psychological drama and suspense is your thing, and you enjoy an intelligent uptake on it, grab this one while its to be had!
Michael Rizzo Chessman