over 6 years
two stars .can be watched twice not all time great though.
A Kiss Before Dying (1991) is a British and American neo-noir film. It was directed by James Dearden, and based on the novel of the same name by Ira Levin, whose book won the 1954 Edgar Award for "Best First Novel." It has been adapted for the cinema twice. The drama features Matt Dillon, Sean Young, and others.
Jonathan Corliss (Matt Dillon) is a poor college student with aspirations of wealth. While a student at the University of Pennsylvania, he plans to ingratiate himself with the wealthy family of magnate Thor Carlsson (Max von Sydow) and has begun secretly dating Carlsson's daughter Dorothy (Sean Young). When Dorothy learns that she's pregnant, she informs Jonathan that she'll be cut off from the family fortune when her father learns the truth. Jonathan murders her, and makes it look like a suicide; he then fakes his own death, moves to New York and reinvents himself as Jay Faraday, a promising young businessman. Under this guise, he makes the acquaintance of Ellen Carlsson ...