Malle, Binoche, Irons, adulterous lovers. Kyle MacLachlan, for his part, just looks sort of bewildered, although his upper body strength is impressive and his amazing hair never seems to falter. I had the ignominy of watching this movie with my Dad when I was a teenager these were the days you went to the video store and picked up a VHS without knowing much more than the actors that starred and as much as there were painful, uncomfortable silences, they were often broken by loud laughs of recognition that we were watching some of the most absurd and silly sex scenes we had ever seen. We seem them getting to know each other at a cheesy hotel bar, in a kind of elaborate role-playing game, and at the same time we see them getting frisky, with both stars getting down to their skivvies. Rumors have persisted that the scene was not simulated, and watching it now, you can understand why many thought it was the real deal. But again, there is a reason for that, not least in its notorious and interminable sex scene. But one of the major differences from the Lana Turner-starring original besides a sharp script from David Mamet, his first screen credit is the initial sex scene between the pair. But it is really the frattiest of fratboy sex scenes, and borderline repulsive for several reasons. This is an homage that has just as much of an impact as the original. And indeed, we were tempted not to include them, but then we watched them again, and decided we really had no option. Let us know your own favorites and not-so-favorites in the comments section below. Two, why would he be having sweaty sex flashbacks to an event that he was never actually at? But finally, it happens; without even a kiss, Jack takes his jeans down, and the pair have sex. Together, they plot to kill the husband, and the usual noirish complications ensue. Darcy type, her boyfriend Jeremy Davies the harmless, hapless Bill Pullman figure. Sometimes bold moves result in equally bold miscalculations. The sequence is disorienting and amazing, with sexiness to spare.