You go to watch a film maybe for entertainment, or maybe just to lose the blues.
The film starts, and within the first few minutes you start thinking of other
things. You think of things like what's left for you to do for the rest of the
day, did you switch off your bike's headlamp, why are tree trunks circular...
you get the picture.
Then comes the interval, and here you take your own time
at the canteen, dragging your feet around, despite the fact that the interval
is over. Lazily you come back to the seat, and wonder where the crowd has gone...
at least those around you! Well, these are the traits of one hell of a boring
movie - like this one.
The movie commences with Tom, a scientist and also a happily married family
man, doing the usual things that scientists' do - experimenting. His work involves
sex - believe it or not. He's trying to find out what drives people, what turns
them on etc.
At this point, he is introduced to Dr Archer - an extremely attractive
lady who's been hired by the justice department to research sex-related crimes.
In other words, the same thing that Tom is working on - body chemistry (that,
by the way, is the film's actual name). Archer has a theory that sex is not
pleasure driven, but power driven - she probably worked on Attila the Hun or
Genghis Khan - and to prove her point, she makes love to Tom - experimentally
This sex life of theirs carries on normally until, suddenly, Tom realizes that
it is not right. He feels he isn't being faithful to his wife - rather late
in the day, might we say? Archer meanwhile gatecrashes into a party thrown by
Tom's wife. Here, she starts blackmailing Tom, threatening to come back to him.
Tom's wife hears this and decides to leave him. And before she does, she has
a fight with him. And while this argument is happening, Archer sets fire to
their house. And by now the remaining crowd in the theater starts to leave and
you cannot see what's happening on the screen. And the theater guys think it's
better to turn off the movie than play it for a sole individual. And there you
are counting the money you put down the drain in coming and watching this.