If there's one thing Netflix does right, it's showcasing movies so cheesy, viewers can't help but watch (looking at you, A Christmas Prince). But the newest of these titles, Deadly Illusions, takes this to a whole other level. While the premise is full of promising promiscuity, these tweets about Deadly Illusions on Netflix make it clear fans have very mixed feelings about the erotic thriller.
Warning: This post contains light spoilers for Deadly Illusions. The film, which has been bewitching viewers since its release on Netflix on March 18, is basically one sexy twist after another. Kristin Davis (iconically known as Charlotte York-Goldenblatt on Sex and the City) stars as Mary, a best-selling author of — ahem — scandalous novels. After taking a few years off to raise her family, Mary gets convinced to write another book in her series and hires a nanny, Grace (Greer Grammer), to help care for her children while she's working.
While working on the newest installment in her series, Mary begins to fantasize about having an affair Grace. The lines between fact and fiction start to blur as Mary gets deeper into her story. As the plot progresses, Mary can't figure out what's actually happening and what's purely in her imagination — something viewers clearly had a hard time determining as well.
While there was a lot to unpack in the movie — like who killed Elaine and whether Grace really even existed IRL — viewers were clearly divided on whether or not the film was worth the watch. Between the confusing fiction versus reality plot and an ending that resulted in more questions than answers, some people felt the movie wasn't all they had hoped...
Other viewers, however, loved the twisted plot, the scorching scenes, and of course, seeing Davis play a character so different from Miss Charlotte York.
As of March 22, there's no word on whether the film will get a sequel, but the writers seem to have intentionally left a lot of questions unanswered. Whether that means a second installment will come to fruition or viewers will just have to fill in the blanks themselves, only time will tell. In the meantime, you can always rewatch it, since there's bound to be a clue or two you missed the first time... if you made it to the end, that is.
Deadly Illusions is streaming now on Netflix.