The Temp (1993)

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A series of mysterious accidents at a food company lead a manager to suspect his impressive new temporary secretary.

"The Temp" is an American thriller film, launched in 1993. The movie was directed by Tom Holland, starring Timothy Hutton, Lara Flynn Boyle and Faye Dunaway. The plot of the motion picture focuses on a momentary workplace worker who ends up being enamored with her company and progressively starts displaying disturbing behavior.

Peter Derns (Timothy Hutton) is an executive at a cookie company, undergoing a lot of professional and individual tension after his business concerns lay-offs due to a buyout from a larger firm. To add to his problems, his assistant takes a leave of absence suddenly. Go Into Kris Bolin (Lara Flynn Boyle), a short-lived assistant who quickly brings order to Derns' disorderly world, displaying impressive effectiveness and dedication.

Things begin turning grim when numerous of Peter's work coworkers and competitors inexplicably pass away, each death improving Peter's standing in the business. He starts becoming suspicious of Kris who seems to always be present throughout these dreadful occasions. He suspects that Kris might be removing his rivals to help him, driven by her fascination for him.

Main Characters
Timothy Hutton, as Peter Derns, excellently portrays a man under extreme pressure, grappling with installing fear. Lara Flynn Boyle as Kris Bolin, with her chilling representation of the apparently ideal secretary with a possible psychotic streak, delivers an excellent efficiency. Faye Dunaway, as the business's CEO who herself is not above suspicion, adds a more level of complexity to the plot.

Conclusion and Reception
Peter's suspicions about Kris heighten gradually, regardless of having no solid evidence versus her. He begins examining the deaths himself, which leads to heightened stress and suspense. The climax provides an unexpected twist, providing a thrilling ending to the convoluted plot.

The film was slammed for its foreseeable story and absence of character development. Some audiences felt it borrowed greatly from previous successful thrillers. Regardless of this, the performances of the lead actors, particularly Lara Flynn Boyle, were applauded. The suspenseful plot and the professional setting made it a distinct mix of workplace politics and psychological horror, a rather different technique within the thriller category.

Although "The Temp" was not a significant box-office success, it stays a significant entry in the psychological thriller category. The movie effectively shows how a seemingly normal workplace environment could develop into a battleground with intense thriller, paranoia, and worry. It demonstrates how power and fascination can cause hazardous consequences and that things are typically not as they seem, a theme that resonates in lots of modern movies.

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