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The Temp (1993)

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 Inspired by the recent Disclosure episode, and the need to cover ALL ridiculous 90s erotic thrillers.

Starring Timothy Hutton, Lara Flynn Boyle, Faye Dunaway, and Oliver Platt (who played a dweebish side character in every other movie from the early 80s & 90s). If I had to describe The Temp, it would be Disclosure meets All About Eve. Fear of a woman rising up a company using sex, plus her first appearing as a valuable helper but paranoia sets in wondering if she's trying to replace the protagonist. It is about the Machiavellian maneuverings at a company...a COOKIE company. Imagine the powerful ACTING! scenes of Disclosure, only the topic is cookies instead of harassment and cd-roms. It features hilarious murders: dumb electrocutions, haywire office equipment, eating glass, and the one and only cinematic instance of Chekhov's wasp. 


This one image perfectly sums it up.


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