Picks and Pans Review: Sex, Lies and Videotape

updated 12/25/1989 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/25/1989 AT 01:00 AM EST

With its neo-Pollyanna ending, it might be titled sex, lies, videotape and unhappy compromise. Still, director Steve Soderbergh's debut raises troubling questions about the voyeurism implicit in our notions of love and romance—what we do is not always as important as how we think we look while we're doing it.

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