Okay, it's Friday night at the movies.
It's just out on DVD, I think. Seems like it was just at the movies and I wanted to see it there but I kept missing it. It stars Julianne Moore which is usually reason enough to see a movie. Liam Neeson, also a great actor, plays her husband. The director is a quirky independent guy.
So why did the film play like conventional claptrap?
It's not that I didn't like the film.
I did like it. I thought Rebecca deMornay gave her best performance in it . . . a decade or so ago when it was called The Hand That Rocks The Cradle.
Actually, that's not fair to that movie. That movie was worth watching.
In this weak attempt, Julianne thinks her husband might be cheating on her. So she hires this young blonde to try to come onto him. But she takes it further and sleeps with him (or so she says). Then she sleeps with Julianne (we know because we see). Then (SPOILER ALERT) she starts eyeing Julianne and Liam's son and then she gets pushed against a window, grabs a hold of it and is fine but then decides to fall backwards out of it to her death because . . .
Well at that point, all you're looking for is the end credits. You don't care how the damn thing ends, you just want it to end.
If you like Julianne Moore's nipples, you should see the film. Her nipples are featured in many scenes and they're usually erect. I don't think I've ever seen her topless throughout so much of the movie. Unlike her bottomless scene in Short Cuts, there's no charm or flair to her topless scenes. You'll see the blonde finger Julianne in bed too. Maybe that'll make it worth renting for you?
For me, I kept waiting for a movie to emerge. When it didn't, I realized, "It's Hand That Rocks The Cradle all over again. And, yet again, the wife is Eve and she's 'bitten the apple' by inviting this woman into her home."
That's not an indication of deep thinking on my part, that's how transparent and preachy the storyline is.
I'd avoid the picture unless you just really need to spend some quality time with Julianne's nipples.
Going out with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"