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The Gin in My Vermouth: The Best Indoor Fireworks Between An Onscreen Movie Couple

By Cindy Davis | Comment Diversions | July 1, 2011 |

By Cindy Davis | Comment Diversions | July 1, 2011 |

What’s happening between movie couples these days? Where is that steamy passion we saw in movies like Body Heat and The Postman Always Rings Twice—I feel like I haven’t seen a movie with that kind of onscreen chemistry in ages. Adrian Lyne is a director who has been exploring onscreen chemistry his whole career and he caught a little of the magic again with Diane Lane and Olivier Martinez in Unfaithful. But his tour de force, in my book, was 9 1/2 Weeks. And though there have been many reports that Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke had a difficult time making the film, onscreen, they are magic together (Look how hot you used to be, Mickey!):

I’m not talking just sex here, rather that unspoken chemistry that can’t be planned; it magically happens and it takes a film to another level. You can feel the steam coming off the screen and maybe even imagine yourself as one half of the couple, it’s that good. So on this, the weekend of a kazillionty fireworks, high temperatures, hot dogs, sweaty bodies and alcohol, what could be more appropriate than declaring the movie couple with the best onscreen chemistry? Name your pick.

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