*Trigger warning: This film deals with potentially distressing subject matter*
Fatal Attraction was all the rage when it hit theaters in 1987. Millions of fans flocked to see the romantic thriller, which eventually garnered six Oscar nominations. Not only that, but the iconic film made history as the highest-grossing movie that year, spawning several more psychological thrillers throughout the late '80s and '90s.
So, why am I only watching this classic now, you ask? Well, for starters, I wasn't born yet when this movie dropped, and by the time I grew up, it had slowly fizzled out of my memory. But then came the news of a star-studded Paramount+ reboot and, suddenly, I felt compelled to finally watch the original. (FYI, the eight-episode series, starring Joshua Jackson and Lizzy Caplan, follows the same plot as the original film.)