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Indecent Proposal

Indecent Proposal (1993)

April. 07,1993
| Drama Romance

John Gage offers a down-on-his-luck yuppie husband $1 million for the opportunity to spend the night with the man's wife.


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Such a frustrating disappointment

Hayden Kane

There is, somehow, an interesting story here, as well as some good acting. There are also some good scenes

Adeel Hail

Unshakable, witty and deeply felt, the film will be paying emotional dividends for a long, long time.

Tymon Sutton

The acting is good, and the firecracker script has some excellent ideas.


It all happened in 1992 when Demi first walked on to the set of A Few Good Men wearing her white Naval uniform and white cap with the cameras rolling, and Tom Cruise by her side, as every man on set noticed Moore and fell out of their seats, then in this when they filmed the ballroom scene and she first appears in her $5,000 black dress, they had to do 468 takes because all the men extras dancing with the other women kept watching Demi, then by the year 1994, when Demi did Disclosure and came out on set in her sleeveless black mini dress with Michael Douglas and 8 crewmen filming the scene had to be taken by ambulance to the local hospital to verify whether or not they were still breathing, it had become abundantly clear and majorly evident that young cute stuff Demi Moore has grown into a truly gorgeous woman, and not just any ol' truly hot lady, no, no my dear friend, Demi Moore has grown into the hottest and most gorgeous young woman........of aall-tiiiiiime pretty much is how it went and someone needs to start getting all these guys off of Demi's sets! A Few Good Men, this, and Disclosure stand out as Demi Moore at her sweetest and just absolute hottest and factual evidence of it can be found in this, Indecent Proposal, as we see beautiful Moore at her most epic and most beautiful and most primal and best and looking so damn good, God! Demi Moore's the hottest woman ever created. She's in her beautiful prime, her physical prime, her sexual prime, her hot body in white underwear rolling around, laying on the bed surrounded by cash with Woody looking super intense prime, or at least on the very verge of it. She's around 30 years of age. Indecent Proposal really surprised me how good it was when I first saw it way back in the day and I'm still a little surprised today that it's not more universally well-received but I love cards and I love Demi Moore and Redford's my favorite and I love Harrelson too and Oliver Platt and I love it when Demi makes out with Woody and Robby and I love her short hair and I love this movie and the way it ends. Indecent Proposal's one of my very most fond films. When I see sexy Demi in her red lipstick and her long elegant dress on the yacht I get the chills, grow a fever, and immediately fall in love. You can't blame me or Robert Redford or all those guys on Demi's sets but I do Woody. I'd never do it!(Demi Moore in Striptease in '96 around 33 is her true prime, as far as being in your prime goes, or at least the start of it)


I believe that the theme of Indecent Proposal is that it is not worth even one million dollars to have an affair on your spouse as everyone involved suffers major emotional, financial, and spiritual consequences as they did in this film. The plot involves three main characters. Woody Harrelson plays David Murphy, Demi Moore plays Diana Murphy, and Robert Redford plays John Gage.David and Diana are a young married couple who are very much in love. They both have promising careers as David is a talented architect and Diana is are a real estate broker. However, they run into some financial hardships and decide to try to win money in Las Vegas. They end up meeting John Gage who happens to be a billionaire. He offers a large sum of money to be with Diana for one night. Without giving away the ending, I'll just say that it becomes complicated as there are emotional and relational consequences for David, Diana, and David's decisions. The story unfolds in a somewhat unpredictable manner and takes us through the struggles of money troubles and relationship conflicts with all three characters. The film points out in an indirect manner the mistakes that all three characters make. There is betrayal in an emotional sense and the movie makes us ask ourselves what I can do in my relationships so I don't have any regrets.Other plot points include the moral dilemma they both encounter. David and Diana are in a loving, faithful marriage but are faced with a proposal that is difficult to refuse. They both understand that they could really use $1 million right now. At first they both say that they don't want to do it but Diana says that she would do it for him and their future. She says to David that it would be just sex and that they would have they money for a lifetime. It is an especially tough decision as their mortgage payments are behind and they find themselves financially desperate. In the movie Basic Instinct which stars Michael Douglas as detective Nick Curran and Sharon Stone who plays Catherine Tramell, there is a similar theme as Indecent Proposal. This is because while Curran is investigating a murder, he becomes involved in a passionate and emotional relationship with Catherine who happens to be the prime suspect. This passionate affair is similar to the one that John and Diana had in Indecent Proposal.The lighting in the film Indecent Proposal was dimly light and sometimes even seemed as though there was smoke in the room. This can equate to the confusion or mysterious man behind the proposal who happened to be John Gage the billionaire. It can also symbolize the indecisiveness of this major decision that David and Diana needed to make and also illustrate the mess that resulted in their decision. The camera angles in Indecent Proposal made John Gage's character seem to be larger than life. They did this by not having a lot of empty space when they shoot him and used close-ups to make him seem powerful which he was. He had this position of power because he had a great deal of money and also power over David and Diana. The angles that they used to shoot David were just the opposite. It seemed as though they wanted to diminish David's character because there were not as many close- ups nor were there many shoots to make him look important or powerful. This is because of the position he was in with Gage having power over him and Diana. This was a movie that is for adults as there are sex scenes and foul language used. The film shows us how a decision about accepting money can change the nature of a healthy relationship. It also shows that money is not more important than remaining faithful to your spouse. This movie points out how the idea of how having money can be detrimental in many ways. This includes finances, relationships, trust and betrayal.

Smoreni Zmaj

Terribly underrated movie. Although the basic premise is somewhat unrealistic, consequences are something many couples, if not majority of them, can relate to. Almost everyone at least once had essentially similar situation, regardless of the fact that specific circumstances were different. If nothing else, Woody, Demi and Robert are enough reason to see this film."If you want something very badly, set it free. If it comes back to you, it's yours forever. If it doesn't, it was never yours to begin with."8/10

Sanjhbati M

Indecent Proposal is a 1993 drama film based on the novel of the same name by Jack Engelhard. It was directed by Adrian Lyne and stars Robert Redford, Demi Moore, and Woody Harrelson. Plot- They are high-school sweethearts who marry and who are doing very well -- Diana is a successful real-estate agent, and David is an idealistic architect who has built a dream house by the ocean -- until the recession hits. Suddenly, David loses his job, and they can't make the mortgage payments. Dead broke, they borrow $5000 from David's father and head to Las Vegas to try to win money to pay the mortgage on their house. At first, they get $25,000 ahead -- but inevitably the house always wins, and they end up losing it all. While Diana is in the fancy casino boutique trying to lift some candy, she is spotted by billionaire John Gage (Robert Redford), who is immediately attracted to her. John invites Diana and David to an opulent party, and it is there that John offers David $1 million for a night with his wife. David is wracked by this moral dilemma, but Diana finally makes the decision on her own, with ensuing consequences for their ideal marriage and their bank account.And the what happen next ??????