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Horns o' Plenty

Comparing ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ and ‘The Devil’s Advocate’

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When it comes to devilish dramas, there’s only one true original: 1968’s Rosemary’s Baby. And a close inspection of the just-released Devil’s Advocate proves it. Consider these similarities. — Joe Dziemianowicz

Rosemary’s Baby

— Young marrieds Rosemary (Mia Farrow) and Guy (John Cassavetes) move into a Manhattan apartment building with a hellish history.

— Rosemary busies herself with decorating as Guy’s career heats up — thanks to you-know-who.

— A neighbor acts like a boob and creeps out Rosemary.

— When Rosemary gets her hair cut, Guy grouses about her new look.

— A spell is cast to make an actor go blind.

— True-blue friend Hutch ends up dead.

— Rosemary hears a noise and grabs a knife.

— Moral: Guy’s vanity can be killer.

The Devil’s Advocate

— Young marrieds Mary Ann (Charlize Theron) and Kevin (Keanu Reeves) move into a Manhattan apartment building with a hellish history.

— Mary Ann busies herself with decorating as Kevin’s career heats up — thanks to you-know-who.

— A creepy neighbor asks Mary Ann to feel her boobs.

— When Mary Ann gets her hair cut, Kevin grouses about her new look.

— A spell is cast to make an attorney go mute.

— True-blue friend Mitch ends up dead.

— Mary Ann hears a noise and grabs a knife.

— Moral: A guy’s vanity can be killer.