Body Chemistry II (1992) from Tuna

Body Chemistry II: The Voice of a Stranger (1992) is a Roger Corman sequel to his earlier Body Chemistry, which continues the premise. Lisa Pescia as Claire, a psychologist, goes after Gregory Harrison, who was removed from the LAPD for excessive force, and who has returned home to get his life in order and try to patch things up with his High School sweetheart. Dr. Claire gets a gig as a talk show shrink, and agrees to help Harrison deal with his violent streak. She seduces him, he tries to break it off, and she attacks.
They followed two of the rules of a sequel by having more exposure and less plot, but missed the third rule by not increasing the violence/gore. They nearly made up for it though with a wonderfully ironic ending. 


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There is recycled footage of Monique Gabrielle from Uncaged and Maria Ford from Naked Obsession which is used for flashback scenes. Both show breasts, and Monique shows buns as well. Pescia, this time, has a lengthy and well lit bath scene, where she shows breasts, buns, and a hint of bush from the side. She also has a dark sex scene on the stairs with Harrison.  

IMDB readers say 2.7/10, which places this at the yak dung level. There is a way to watch this film. Fast forward to each of the nude scenes, then skip to the last two minutes, as the ending really is inspired. 

Scoop's comments:

You have to love a movie that stars Gregory Harrison, Clint Howard, and Morton Downey, Jr. I guess Erik Estrada wasn't available.

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The People Vote ...

  • With their votes ... IMDB summary: IMDb voters score it 2.7, at the yak dung level. 
IMDb guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence, about like three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, about like two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, about like two stars from the critics. Films under five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film, equivalent to about one and a half stars from the critics or less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well.

Based on this description, this film is a D+.

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