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Actors: Jennifer Lopez, Bill Campbell, Tessa Allen, Juliette Lewis, Dan Futterman
Director: Michael Apted
Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Ridiculous, manipulative, and utterly irresistible, this push-button thriller instantly qualifies as a guilty pleasure, even when you know it's just a B-movie potboiler with moxie to spare. Taking a savvy clue from Ashley ... more »
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Jennifer D. (jennicat) from ST AUGUSTINE, FL
Reviewed on 4/2/2014...
Good movie. I was on the edge of my seat during the whole movie.
2 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.
Lisa E. from BRISTOL, WI
Reviewed on 10/22/2012...
If you can get through the start of this movie with the abusive husband, then your in for some ride. You know what they say about "pay backs".
1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Nancy W. from CHARLOTTE, NC
Reviewed on 1/10/2011...
Absolutely riviting. Every woman that has ever been bullied should learn from her. You are the captain of your own ship. Violence but good flick.
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Anjelica M. Darby | Puyallup,WA USA | 06/24/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Man Oh Man!! My mom and I watched this together and were suprised at how the relationship turned sour between the spouses. I think it home at how REAL this situation can be when at the end the cop said to Lopez's character SLIM, "I guess you're one of the lucky ones." This was just an empowering movie for all females. I shows that women who are domestically abused in some way don't have an easy way out, that fear plays such a huge role and part in their life. People always say,"Why doesn't she just leave the guy or call the cops?!" Well, in this movie that question is answered - in the real world it may not be the same, but the underlined problem is still there! Jennifer Lopez actually does a great job in this film portraying the abused wife who trys to get away from her husband, all the while protecting/shielding her daughter from the distressing situation. Please watch Lopez's character say, ENOUGH!!!"
Electra83 | U.S.A | 02/13/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)
"You have to see a movie for yourself before you judge it. That's the real reason I rented this, and the only reason. I worked in a video store back then, so I got it for free. It was only a waste of my time.
If you're going to make a movie like this, don't just make it worth our while, develop characters we actually care about. The violent husband was a cliche who becomes dangerous all of a sudden out of the blue, and the way he meets up with his future wife is so contrived. The saddest thing is that they had a chance to really make his character complex and they threw it all away. Such a waste. It may not seem necessary to develop the character of a wife-beater, but I have two things to say. One, if you make them look so inhuman nobody would ever be able to admit to themselves that their abusive spouse has a problem. Two, you might as well make another Twister because either way it ends up with a frantic character running for his/her life with a faceless blob swirling after them.
I won't be surprised if I see this on Lifetime sometime soon."