Dream Lover is a movie of psychological suspense, quoted by the New York Times as a “smart, diabolical thriller” that stars James Spader and Mädchen Amick. The film is written and directed by Nicholas Kazan. I first heard about Dream Lover from movie critic Roger Ebert on Siskel & Ebert, praising Mädchen Amick for her beauty and her performance in the film. I agree that her performance was memorable but so was the ending which had a nice surprise twist.
Ray Reardon (James Spader) is rich and successful. He runs his own architect business. He’s getting divorced when the movie opens. From chatting with his friends, we learn that Ray prefers the family life to that of being single. His friends take him out to cheer him up on his newly single status. During a party for his friend, Norman (Larry Miller), Ray meets the beautiful Lena Mathers (Mädchen Amick). He accidently bumps into her and she spills her drink down her dress. She rudely tells him off and leaves. Continue reading