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Plot: Peyton Flanders (Rebecca De Mornay) seemed to be the perfect nanny, but secretly she was out to wreck the lives of the family she was supposed to be helping. Before becoming the nanny, Peyton had a miscarriage due to the stress caused by the death of her husband, Dr. Victor Mott (John de Lancie),… Runtime: 110 min Release Date: 10 Jan 1992
An excellent thriller with a lot of suspense and a great villain! (by eytand94)
Next to "Fatal Attraction," "The Hand That Rocks The Cradle" is one of my favorite thrillers. It has a great director, a great cast, and a great revenge plot.Claire Bartel and her husband Michael have a wonderful life with their daughter Emma and her baby brother Joey. Claire decides to hire a nanny so she can take care of her other business. None of the women interviewed are good enough for the job, until a woman named Peyton Flanders approaches Claire about the job. Right from the start, Claire, Michael and Emma think Peyton is an awesome nanny. But then, things start to <more>
go wrong. This nanny does several things behind Claire's back, horrible things. Peyton has other plans for the Bartel family, and she is going to use all of her power to make sure that those plans work. Unless the Bartel's can find out who she really is.I love revenge thrillers, and this is one of the best you're ever going to find. "The Hand That Rocks The Cradle" has you on the edge of your seat, wondering what Peyton was going to do next. I'm not going to spoil the twist, I'll leave that up to the viewer. But it's a great revenge.The cast is perfect, with Annabella Sciorra as Claire, Matt McCoy as Michael, Rebecca De Mornay as Peyton, Julianne Moore as Marlene, and a great Madeline Zima as Emma.You want a great thriller about a nanny from hell? Look no further.***1/2
Revenge Of The Baby Sitter: A Thriller Of The Early 90's (by FloatingOpera7)
The Hand That Rocks The Cradle 1992 : Starring Rebecca De Mornay, Annabella Sciorra, Matt McCoy, Julianne Moore, Ernie Hudson, Madeline Zima, Jon De Lancie, Kevin Skousen, Mitchell Lawrence, Justin Zaremby, Director Curtis Hanson, Writer Amanda SilverWhen this domestic suspense thriller was released in 1992, I'm pretty sure dozens of middle-class parents conceived the idea of surveying their babysitters through nanny cameras and considering the possibility the babysitter might be a threat! Meet Peyton Mott Flanders Rebecca De Mornay in a chilling performance . Her husband, an <more>
obstetrician, Dr. Victor Mott, has sexually molested the pregnant Mrs. Claire Bartel Annabella Sciorra who reports him to the authorities. Turns out he had been sexually abusing his patients. Victor Mott eventually kills himself, which triggers his wife Peyton's miscarriage. Peyton really does have valid reasons to be angry. She has lost everything -her husband, her baby and her home. But she is so consumed with bitterness and by her desire for revenge that she is stripped of her humanity and becomes an authentic villain so perfect for this type of film. Rebecca De Mornay's non-threatening, beautiful and innocuous Caucasian features are a perfect disguise. She takes a job as babysitter to Claire's daughter Emma. Now safe in the family's trust, she conducts scheme after scheme to destroy Claire and to exact revenge. She is breastfeeding Claire's infant to mark the child as hers Peyton proves that women can be just as territorial as men and just as ruthless, perhaps more so she wins Emma's trust and affection by forging a false friendship, she frames the black help, who is a bit weak and slow but proves heroic in the finale, by making Claire believe he is sexually molesting Emma -she hides Emma's panties in a drawer in the storage room. She even tries to break up Claire and her husband by making Claire believe that he is having an affair with his old friend and sweetheart played by Julian Moore in a minor role early in her career and Peyton even attempts to seduce Claire's husband. There is no stopping her until her come-uppance comes just in time for the ending. The dangerous "outsider" coming into the safety of a perfectly happy family really works as a thriller in cinema. We cannot sympathize with Peyton, because she is a very corrupt and vicious woman. Although we would like to see Claire, Sciorra's character, be more defensive and try to protect her family and even eliminate the villain herself, we cannot help but worry how it will turn out for her since she is not a very strong woman and is in fact a victim of asthma. The real star of the show is Rebecca De Mornay anyways and so it was fitting that Claire is a weak contrast by comparison to Rebecca's powerfully evil performance. The location was shot in Southern California somewhere near the Hollywood Hills or perhaps a suburban community, is tailor-made for the ambiance of a dark film such as this one. Who'd ever guess that such intense crime could happen in a small town that looks blameless ? The music is effectively chilling, although the composer or music editor seems to have delighted in playing with the theme of innocence mingled with evil- the soprano aria "Poor Wondering One" from the Gilbert and Sullivan opera "The Pirates Of Penzance" is played repeatedly as it seems to be an album that Claire has in her house. At one point, the orchestral score twists the cheerful melody by using darker and menacing instrumental themes so that "Poor Wondering One" sounds more serious and visceral. The rest of the music is appropriately detached, shocking and like most other thriller movie scores."The Hand That Rocks The Cradle Is The Hand That Rules The World".
I never blamed Peyton for doing something she did in the movie to break her way through something to get what she wanted. I get the same way too,especially with a fantasy crush and his girlfriend. I would do the same thing Peyton tried to do to Claire to the girlfriend. A phrase like one in the movie like "It's ok Emma,mommy's here. I'm going to take you & Joe and we're going to have a REAL family now! You won't have to see those people again!" Instead of that it would be "It's ok to the man I have a crush on. "Your new girlfriend's here, <more>
I'm going to take you and we're going to have a REAL relationship now!"
Long before the acclaim of "L.A. Confidential", director Curtis Hansen offered up this trim, effectively manipulative and suspenseful film. Sciorra is a pregnant woman whose doctor magnificently slimy de Lancie molests her during an office visit. The ramifications of her subsequent charges bring about the entrance of De Mornay into her life. De Mornay poses as a nanny and almost immediately wreaks havoc on Sciorra's household, taking charge of it and manipulating the family, all while smiling pleasantly. The story is almost completely implausible and the credibility of the <more>
script is stretched further and further as it goes along. However, it matters not because of the sure-handed, inventive direction and the dedicated performance of De Mornay. Taking a cue from Hitchcock, much of the dirty business occurs in daylight among stark white walls and bright outdoor settings. De Mornay insinuates herself into the household and into the minds of the viewer with an unsettling and fascinating malevolence. No one is safe as she meticulously works her dread. Aside from her plots against Sciorra, her shocking behavior includes calling a mentally challenged man a 'retard' and saying the 'F' word to a grade school child. This decidedly un-PC approach is at compelling odds with Sciorra and her yuppie husband who both represent everything annoying and stereotypical about their type and status 'talking' to their kids, 'processing' everything psychologically, et al They are well off and think they're 'on to' life, yet he's a dim bulb and she overreacts to everything possible. This makes a certain faction of the audience delight in seeing them tormented. Cutting a swath through all the bull is the stunning, fire-breathing, no-nonsense Moore as Sciorra's friend. This is one of the greatest supporting turns of the '90's. She owns every scene she's in, yet ultimately can't beat De Mornay, thus creating a terrific onscreen rivalry right from the start. Moore has never looked this wonderful again, nor essayed this brittle a role, but at least it exists as a monument to her talents at playing a ball-breaking bitch goddess. The excitement leading up to her confrontation with De Mornay is palpable thanks in part to some great editing. The male cast is weak. McCoy is often just plain bad and Hudson is embarrassing as a 'slow' handyman. Sciorra does well in a part that does her no favors. The film was a massive surprise hit, but she wasn't able to ride it to anything much afterwards. At least De Mornay was briefly lifted to a higher position in the film industry. Moore has fared the best. Zima in her film debut! is exceptionally cute as the daughter and does a great job. She later won a role on "The Nanny". The film inspired a raft of imitators featuring killer-sitters, killer-temps, etc... but none found the wide audience that this enjoyed. It's a credit to De Mornay and Hanson that despite being petite and feminine, she comes across as chilling and dangerously strong and violent.
Put your Hand on the Cradle and Rock now! (by Sharkey360)
The Hand That Rocks The Cradle is a very solid thriller thanks to naturalism and realism. This is one of the best thrillers ever made, and it's just too bad it did not get the attention and praise it deserves. For one thing, we've seen many thrillers that lacked realism while some were not thrilling at all. HTRTC has it all. A solid story, solid cast, good directing and best of all, a high level of realism. The story can actually happen to any family in America, or anywhere in the world. The cast is great, and even though there's basically no "big name phenomenon" well, <more>
Julian Moore's now very popular but not yet here in this film, the performances are very good. In fact, great! Rebecca De Mornay, who's young and very beautiful in this film, has the best performance as the smart-beautiful-deadly Peyton. She's very convincing as both wife and nanny, as well as temptress and killer! Take note of some of the "sinful scenes" in this movie. Some scenes can be very disturbing not disgusting but if you're matured enough, then you'll get over this movie well. The "sinful scenes" do make a wake-up call in your family life. Heck, better watch out for those evil nannies!I highly recommend watching this movie, even though it does not have any big superstardom at all. No special effects, no high tech gimmicks, no big super stars, just a great story to watch. What are you waiting for? Put your Hand on the Cradle and Rock!
This is a chilling movie to spend a day or night with. Mrs. Moss Rebecca De Mornay seeks revenge on Claire Bartel Annabella Sciorra for reporting her husband Dr. Moss for sexual harassment, which lead to the doctor's suicide and precipitating Moss' miscarriage. She poses as nanny Peyton for the Bartel family, with the intention of raising hell. Rebecca De Mornay gave an outrageously evil performance. The plot is solid and fast-paced; the only problem I have is the method Claire used to interview Peyton for the nanny position. She only asked Peyton, "How did you become to be a <more>
nanny?" leaving out relevant questions like health, personal background, prior jobs, resumes, way with kids, etc. Other than that, I enjoyed watching this movie and especially liked Julianne Moore's character, with her making smart, acid wit remarks. I especially liked her line "You have a Harvard education, make something up." Overall, a great mystery movie with some good action mixed in. Grade A
Just the opening scene turns off a lot of people, but that's too because all of the film - all of it - is interesting with Rebecca DeMornay excelling at a vengeful, psychotic killer nanny. This "nanny" does about everything you could do to ruin a family. Yes, she's the nanny from Hell.I always thought Annabella Sciorra had an interesting face with a knockout smile, at least back in late '80s, early '90s, so I enjoy watching her. Here, she plays a good woman who is married to a good man Matt McCoy - wow, there's an oddity in modern films: a happy and faithful <more>
husband and wife! This is an involving film. Once you are into it, you're hooked and the 100-plus minutes go by pretty fast. DeMornay is so effective in her role you just can't wait to see her exposed for who she is and justice done to her.I did think Sciorra's character would have needed more to go on to come to the right conclusion near the end, but, usually every film has some question marks regarding credibility. The violent, ending scene is very suspenseful and well- done.
good psychological thriller marred by a few cliches (by m_madhu)
the hand that rocks the cradle was a very gripping psychological thriller, there is hardly any action or violence in the movie till the very end. the suspense and the thrills are at a very psychological level and this is what makes this movie rise above the ordinary, rebecca de mornay as the psychologically imbalanced nanny is terrific. the script was surprisingly good for a large part and the thrills were built up very convincingly.there is obviously a lot of situations that defy belief, but with a little suspension of disbelief, they can be accepted. the cast is ordinary, and the <more>
performances of the young couple was very amateurish, as also the performance of ernie hudson as the mentally challenged person.this movie would have been a lot more thrilling and dark and satisfying if it had not towards the end fallen in a whole deluge of cliches and predictable lame movie ending traps. call me sick, but i think the movie would have been far better with a darker ending.on the whole a thrilling 8!
Rebecca De Mornay and Julianne Moore, is what Hollywood is all about-Stars who look like Stars and act like Stars. In fact Moore, went to fame and fortune after this movie. This is incredibly gripping movie with some fine acting by the cast including the actor playing the retarded handyman. The casting is superb and the direction by Hansen is near perfect But, it is Rebecca De Mornay Peyton with her ever conniving and double faced sweet talk that steals the show even the red apple takes the brunt of her vengeance! She thrives in her role and a role that is custom made for her. The <more>
"Clair" character does so well with her asthmatic attacks, that even a real patient could not have done better. This movie has it all, beautiful and glamorous actresses, suspense, thrill and one of the best movies that I had the pleasure to watch and watch I did eleven times!!