Please bear in mind that this film is in no way intended to be a comedy.
Adrian Lyne films generally fall into two camps: Camp A: slick, well-acted, extremely sincere fare (FLASHDANCE, INDECENT PROPOSAL, 9 1/2 WEEKS, FATAL ATTRACTION) that's designed as erotica Oscar bait but ends up in hindsight possessing uncommonly well-crafted unintentional hilarity. Camp B: JACOB'S LADDER. And don't get me wrong: I love Adrian Lyne, just occasionally for the wrong reasons. He's sort of an unsung 80s/90s commercial auteur, perhaps comparable to a Philip Noyce or an Alan Parker or, on his best days, a Philip Kaufman. I'm also kind of excited to see that Lyne has his first film in a decade coming out next year, BACK ROADS.