This top-drawer romantic thriller, directed by Ridley Scott, triumphs as a cop story, a tale about adultery, and a meditation upon class differences in America. Tom Berenger stars as a handsome police detective from a working class neighborhood in Queens who is assigned to protect a wealthy and sophisticated Manhattan woman (Mimi Rogers) who is the sole witness to a murder. When he falls in love with her, his feisty wife (Lorraine Bracco) moves out with their son. Someone to Watch Over Me succeeds because these are characters we care about despite their missteps and mistakes.
Someone to Watch Over Me
A top-drawer romantic thriller.