Cinema: In The Nick

BAD INFLUENCE

Directed by Curtis Hanson

Screenplay by David Koepp

Last year James Spader made his first large claim on public approval with his portrayal of a delicately nuanced weirdo in sex, lies, and videotape. Around the same time, sometime brat-packer Rob Lowe made his first large claim on public opprobrium when it was revealed that he had staged a somewhat less formal drama -- more of an improv, really -- involving sex, lies and videotape in an Atlanta hotel room during the 1988 Democratic Convention. Now the two young actors are co-starring in something called Bad Influence, and guess what...

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