Review: ‘Threesome’

Cute, sexy and funny, Threesome also manages to deftly capture the working out of personality and sexual identity that is part and parcel of the college years. Pic should establish writer-director Andrew Fleming (Bad Dreams) as a talent to watch.

Cute, sexy and funny, Threesome also manages to deftly capture the working out of personality and sexual identity that is part and parcel of the college years. Pic should establish writer-director Andrew Fleming (Bad Dreams) as a talent to watch.

Because of a silly technicality involving her male-sounding name, sharp-looking Alex (Lara Flynn Boyle) is assigned a room in the same UCLA dorm suite already shared by hot-looking party boy Stuart (Stephen Baldwin) and handsome intellectual Eddy (Josh Charles).

Characters’ close physical proximity quickly leads to emotional ties and eruptions. The first to surface is Alex’s infatuation with Eddy, who instantly backs off and soon must acknowledge that he’s actually attracted to Stuart, not Alex. Stuart tries to seduce Alex, but she spurns him, still distracted by Eddy’s sexual ambivalence and intent upon molding him into a heterosexual.

Before long the trio is almost constantly locked in threeway embraces and gropings, supplemented by separate sessions between Alex and the two young men.

Baldwin, the third of the talented brothers to break through notably on the screen, expands corners of his character in a rambunctiously sexy and thoroughly winning performance. Flynn Boyle rebounds here with some spirited, spunky, passionate work.

Threesome

Production

Motion Picture Corp. of America. Director Andrew Fleming; Producer Brad Krevoy, Steve Stabler; Screenplay Andrew Fleming; Camera Alexander Gruszynski; Editor William C. Carruth; Music Thomas Newman; Art Director Ivo Cristante

Crew

(Color) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1994. Running time: 93 MIN.

With

Lara Flynn Boyle Stephen Baldwin Josh Charles Alexis Arquette Martha Gehman Mark Arnold
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