Today is the 25th anniversary of the release of the marital thriller Sleeping With the Enemy, which stars Julie Roberts as a brutalized woman who tries to escape her horrible husband (Patrick Bergin) with a cute hairy dude in the country (Kevin Anderson) to no avail, until the third act gun solves everything, as it always does in these movies. Perhaps you recognized today's MNPP banner as a celebration of the fateful "three misaligned towels" scene?
That and the forward facing cans in the cabinet are the sorts of smart little touches that you never forget, and Enemy is pretty full of them, for the trash that it is. The old lady on the bus with the apples! The horrific "Brown Eyed Girl" costume change scene (obviously aping the similar fashion sequence in Pretty Woman)!
Really, why do I remember so much of this movie so well? Anyway as monstrous as Patrick Bergin's character is I hope you won't judge me (oh, go ahead and judge me) when I admit I always found his... intensity... a little sexy? Whatever, judge me, I deserve judging. But let's hear from you first...
And keep them towels straight, kids.