What Lies Beneath. 2000. USA. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. 130 min.
Screenplay by Clark Gregg, Sarah Kernochan. With Michelle Pfeiffer, Harrison Ford, Diana Scarwid. The social whirl of Zemeckis’s early comedies definitively gives way to the darker tones and profound sense of human isolation of his later work in this psychological thriller, conceived to be filmed during a production break on Cast Away. Michelle Pfieffer is a lonely Vermont housewife who becomes convinced that her next door neighbor has been murdered, a suspicion that only earns the pity and skepticism and of her scientist husband (Harrison Ford).