Directed by: Jennifer Lynch
Starring: Sherilyn Fenn (Helena), Julian Sands (Dr. Nick Cavanaugh), Betsy Clark (Anne), Meg Register (Mother), Bill Paxton (Ray), Kurtwood Smith (Dr. Alan), Art Garfunkel (Dr. Lawrence)
Language: English (Optional Eng Subs)
Plot/Genres – Spoilers:
A successful surgeon Nick has plain Anne, but craves ravishing Helena – a woman he clumsily slept with once, and whose promiscuity brings back fond memories of his mother. So he decides to keep Helena.
More thoughts – Massive Spoilers
If it all were just a dream, that would be a sensible way to avoid all the nitty-gritties of reality. How does Helena look when she wakes up and her hair hasn’t been done perfectly. Is she still attractive to Nick when he’s helping her take a shit – assuming he’s not into shit.
There’s a nice detail of Helena’s head propped up by a pillow. But in Nick’s world, the visual perfection of a limbless Helena surrounded by beautiful flowers would most likely be offset by such seemingly minor, nodding realities.