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(Review originally written at 14 November 2009)

Not hard to see why this movie is hardly know and why it never got released globally in cinemas. It's a very mediocre movie in basically every way imaginable and it just isn't that much special in terms of its originality, despite having an impressive cast in it.

The movie tries to achieve several things throughout but it hardly succeeds fully in any of them. For a thriller it's too light, for a comedy it's not funny enough and for a drama it's not serious enough. the movie tries very hard to be all those things really, with as a result a movie that you just whether don't know to laugh or to be shocked.

Besides it's story isn't very impressive or original. The movie tells its story from the viewpoint of the Nikki Reed character mostly, which makes it odd that we as a viewer never get to know or see what her characters true intentions with the things she does are throughout the movie. Not some very good film-making from the director's and writer's part, which are the same person by the way.

The movie is certainly watchable but due that it's also being really average with basically everything it is also easily a movie you can easily do without.

This movie would had even been lesser known had it not been for it's impressive cast-list. Actors like Alec Baldwin, Nikki Reed, Jeff Goldblum, Carrie-Anne Moss and Luke Wilson all make appearances in this movie. Alec Baldwin is really an actor who gets better with the years and also seems to benefit from the fact that he is getting older. In the beginning of his career he was still being looked upon as the baby-faced pretty boy from the Baldwin family but now he more shows what his qualities truly are. It also was good to see Jeff Goldblum acting again, since I hadn't seen him in anything recently. His particular acting style always remains a pleasure to watch.

Watchable enough little movie but just nothing too special really.

6/10

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About Frank Veenstra

Watches movies...writes about them...and that's it for now.
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