Video Review

Nina Takes a Lover (1995)

MPAA Rating: R

Details Movie Rated: R; Genres: Comedy, Romance; With: Laura San Giacomo and Paul Rhys

Stop. Rewind. That's the temptation, anyway, midway through Nina Takes a Lover, an implausible but sadly romantic tale of extramarital love. ''Bully for Nina,'' you'll be thinking, ''and her fabulously erotic affair with a roguishly handsome stranger. She's having the fun, not me.'' But your fun is coming at the end, when the mysteries of the adulterous dalliances are cleverly revealed as not what they seem. Indeed, this ends up being the best advertisement for marriage since the gift registry. B

Originally posted Nov 17, 1995 Published in issue #301 Nov 17, 1995 Order article reprints

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