Rated: R Due to language. Reviewed by: Frank Release date: November 25, 1992 Released by: Tig Productions
Frank Farmer (Kevin Costner), a former secret service agent, leaves nothing to chance. He is disciplined, unemotional and demands complete control on each of his jobs. When Rachel Marron's (Whitney Houston) handlers hire Farmer to protect her, Farmer has his hands full
Houston and Costner are megastars; how they were talked into this film is a far greater mystery than who is out to kill singer Rachel Marron. The singer rejects Farmer's help until he saves her fro her adoring fans. She then quickly wants to date and sleep with him. Neither provides a spark of sexual energy or attraction toward the other. Their love scenes are bland and hollow. Long dull conversations ensue between the two but with no apparent relation to the plot. There is also a typical reaction to Farmer from the former bodyguard (Mike Starr) which expectedly turns around as time goes by. With no suspense and no surprises writer Lawrence Kasdan fills in with a few fights and an absurd climax on stage during the Academy Awards show.
This is the kind of film that creates comedy when it's supposed to be serious. In its favor the opening audience applauded when Farmer saved Rachel from the bad guy. It's not bitter like unsweetened grapefruit, it is move like unseasoned Poi, dull and pasty.