Dream Lover
If you think you know your lover. Think again. Especially if she's your wife.
In this stylish, sleek, but unsatisfactory, thriller, Ray (James Spader), a young, successful, recently divorced architect meets a mysterious, beautiful woman, Lena (Mädchen Amick). Ray, successfully pursues the extremely attractive Lena, but before they get too involved she warns him that she is, like many normal people, really screwed up. She also points out that men, blinded by their fantasies about her, are easily deceived into believing they know her. Despite her warnings, the two get married and start a family. After several years pass, however, Lena appears to be discontented and evasive. Ray begins to suspect she is having an affair after he catches her in several rather obvious lies and overhears some disturbing telephone conversations. To discover the truth he goes to Texas to investigate Lena's background and learns that everything she has told him about herself is a lie. He finds her parents and brings them back to California to confront her. Lena confesses that she changed herself to get away from her past, and by the time Ray finally realizes that his "perfect" life is crumbling down around him, it is too late to save himself. His ensuing confrontation with Lena reveals that, for quite some time, she has been formulating a devious and carefully thought-out plan to ruin him.

"Dream Lover is as cleverly malevolent as it means to be, and an unnerving reminder that beauty's only skin deep." (in Times)

Dream Lover (1994)
Alternative Title: Nightmare Lover
Director: Nicholas Kazan
Starring: James Spader / Mädchen Amick / Fredric Lehne
Production: Gramercy Pictures / Propaganda Films
Distributor: PolyGram Entertainment
Country: US Genre: Drama / Mystery

Dream Lover (Sexy Unrated Version) [LD US]
Features: includes 4 minutes of extra footage
Screen: 1.85:1 Letterbox
Audio: Digital Sound - Dolby Surround
Language: English CC