The Hand That Rocks The Cradle (1992)
A suburban family chooses seemingly sweet Peyton Flanders as their newborn’s nanny. Only much later does the infant’s mother, Claire Bartel, realize Peyton’s true intentions – to destroy Claire and replace her in the family.
6/10 – Predictable, poorly acted, but good fun. There’s just enough in it to keep you watching. It holds up, but it’s so stupid. I’m not overly familiar with ‘lifetime’ movies, the network or the standard they used to churn out. But I recognise this style of film, similar to that of Single White Female, Basic Instinct or Fatal Attraction, the 1990s erotic neo-noir thriller style with the soft focus and over-dramatisation. It’s a genre I want to dive further into, not everything has to be so polished and unpredictable, sometimes you just want something easy that doesn’t require a whole lot of attention.