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The Temp

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The Temp

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
performer:
Lara Flynn Boyle, Timothy Hutton, Faye Dunaway, Oliver Platt, Steven Weber
director:
Tom Holland
distributor:
Paramount Pictures
author:
69916
genre:
Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a C-

A temporary assistant (Lara Flynn Boyle) gets a panicked advertising executive (Hutton) out of a tight squeeze — and then back into several others. When she asks if there’s anything else she can do for him at the office, he jokes that, yeah, maybe she can ice his competition. She does. This twisted thriller ought to be much more fun and have scads more style, but The Temp isn’t and it doesn’t. It’s watchable, especially for the few minutes Dunaway does her executive-shark routine, but not much more. C-

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