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Goldie Hawn delivers a critically acclaimed performance as Adrienne Saunders, someone whose perfect life as a wife, mother, and career woman disintegrates into a confusing world of betrayal and deception. After her husband (John Heard -- HOME ALONE, AWAKENINGS) apparently dies in a mysterious auto accident, Adrienne discovers a series of shocking truths about him -- and chilling evidence of a deadly scheme that threatens her life! From the first startling plot twist to the heart-stopping climax, DECEIVED is a riveting suspense-filled thriller that will entertain you in the spirit of Hitchcock's best!
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John Heard does an adequate performance playing a psychopath who is able to convey sensitivity and love, yet obviously unable to feel anything of the sort. His entire persona is based on play acting what he thinks others will respond to. However, he would not have been my first choice for the role, since I see him more as a good supporting actor, but lacking the charisma to play such a leading role in a film.
One problem I have with the film is that it does not really explain to the viewer why or how John Heard's character chose to marry the Goldie Hawn character and have a child with her, or for that matter, why he waited six long years before making a move to leave her. Was the marriage some kind of cover? Was there some kind of connection to her profession that would enable him to better perpetrate a theft of valuable museum artifacts? Did he or did he not have an accomplice? Who was he calling before he faked his own death? There just seems a myriad of questions that the film unsatisfactorily addresses, leaving the viewer continually trying to guess what is going on with this guy.
Regardless of these weaknesses in the story, the film still offers the viewer a wonderful film of suspense and mystery, in which we can enjoy seeing Goldie Hawn slowly but surely unravel the mystery and lies surrounding her marriage John Heard's character. All in all, a very enjoyable viewing experience.
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J'avais eu en 1990 un grand plaisir à voir ce film et je suis bien heureux de l'avoir revu dans mon salon!Published on Dec 31 2013 by M. Dussault
i bought this movie org. as a VHS tape..and i wanted to see it again, so i got it in DVD.
This is a mystery movie, shot in Toronto.. Read more
Deceived is one of my favorite Goldie Hawn movies. Most of Goldie's movies have been comedies but this is a dramatic mystery and suspense movie and Goldie is terrific as a wife... Read morePublished on March 6 2004 by Thebookwoman