11 Days 11 Nights / Undici giorni, undici notti (1987)

2.0 out of 5

This New Orleans set Filmirage production, Undici giorni, undici notti by Joe D'Amato, clearly pitches itself in the same cinematic ballpark as Nine 1/2 Weeks albeit with the the gender power relation roles flipped.

What initially appears to be one of the great cinematic sexual mismatches is explained, eventually, and what begins as laughable cliché could possibly, ultimately, win over many to it's formulaic check-box charms and despite dangerously combustible hairdos, a cheesy Taffeta clad sex, synthesizer and sax combination plus every predictable genre trope in the book the film, flaws aside, does contain a sweet romantic heart and is nowhere near as 80s-fugly as it had the potential to be.

A movie-within-a-movie credit sequence for Stagefright is shown and star Mary Sellers eludes to the fact that the film was a sweet romance while spectacularly failing to notice that it was a film in which she herself had appeared.

Maurizio Merli header graphic courtesy of Paddy O'Neill of Foxyfide Graphics