Scott decides to read the juicy journals, finding the fantasies and kinky hidden desires of interior decorator and lonely housewife Mickey Barbara Williams within. Scott quickly becomes obsessed with the books and a lifted portrait of Mickey; he misses theft jobs with Buddy David Caruso as a result- eventually making him a wanted man when a heist goes wrong.
Nevertheless, Scott plays the legitimate businessman as he woos Mickey into redesigning his apartment, appearing to be just an innocent charmer who knows what makes Mickey tick- from the sexuality of water and Rum Raisin ice cream to her favorite radio station and political affiliation, oh yes. Fortunately, all the cheesy eighties juice remains in the best guilty pleasure fashion. But spoiler alert, the romantic elements are totally unrealistic against the criminal aspects of the film and the reality of such a dangerous and deceptive relationship.
What chick is okay with this? Honestly, a hood literally bumps into a rich housewife at the grocery store and the over the top seduction goes on from there. Thief of Hearts would have the audience believe this is a good thing- but is it really?
Unfortunately for Thief of Hearts, this unbalanced bias creates quite a problem. I can feel him. Especially today, since Thief of Hearts is wrapped up in a guilty pleasure eighties bow complete with ridiculous music cues indicating an untouched desire fulfilled! Just in case we missed the slow motion feel up steamy at the shooting range again, dudes thinking a chick with a gun is some power turn on , before the over the top dialogue moves to the smashingly Duran Duran decorated bedroom.
Yes, this is a shitty movie, but the sex scenes are sweet, and who knew a film would be spot on in predicting six years as a long marriage? So what if the goofy music is unnecessary just like the touchy feely that kind of borders on molestation. Why yes, go right ahead! Being married to Melanie Griffith for a few years helped, too. Looking back, his career is an interesting sign of the time. Bauer was the only real Cuban deal in Scarface, but had to appear American typical to continue being successful- even if his brief success was because of the exotic style.
Resplendently, Thief of Hearts provides plenty of opportunity for Bauer to box, sweat, and otherwise get down and nude. Otherwise, the mind must enter in and ruin it.
The violent and threatening reveal of the journal theft is also very poorly handled. Mickey must be with her boring husband Ray and avoid good sex? But she should learn how to use a gun just in case? Scott cries over it, that makes it all okay? My gosh, his hair was as Opie orange as it is now! Unfortunately, his supposedly dangerous and toy knife wielding self is totally hysterical!
Naturally, Thief of Hearts is dated in looks and design. The bad music- both the heavy stuff for the heists and sappy stuff, too- is pretty annoying. The heist scenes are too dark as well, and lame, too, with no fancy stealing schemes or designs. The stuff being stolen is totally eighties crappy, too.
You know, all the contemporary mod junk that sent everyone back to eclectic and traditional stylings. I do, however, confess, I laughed over seeing people stop to make change at the tollbooth! The house and loft are cool at least, and the old school Bug and Mercedes roadster are sweet!
This video was dang elusive, too, no sellers available, unavailable on Netflix fore eve rrr, pfft. Enjoy the saucy, laugh at the eighties, try not to think too much and indulge your Thief of Hearts.