By DAVID WEINER
November 05, 2013
Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace drop their inhibitions for a round of wild mind games in the new erotic thriller from Brian De Palma. A return to form for De Palma fueled by sex, ambition, image, envy and the dark, murderous side of desire, Passion casts McAdams and Rapace as two rising female executives in a multinational corporation whose fierce competition to rise up the ranks is about to turn literally cut-throat. Christine (McAdams) is searching for a killer advertising idea to impress her bosses, helped by her clever but naïve protégé Isabelle (Rapace). But when Isabelle comes up with a brilliant viral marketing idea, Christine takes the credit, igniting a cat-and-mouse game of scheming -- professional, sexual and ultimately homicidal – as the two jockey for power. Who will be the greater manipulator, and who will have the final revenge?