Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Angie Everhart, Andrew W. Walker, Winston Rekert, Amy Sloan, Frank Schorpion
Director: Jason Hreno
Genres: Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
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A genre-defying erotic thirller
needstobuyabike | Chicago, IL USA | 11/27/2003
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Most b-movies wouldn't have the courage to rip off David Mamet, but apparently writers Turi Meyer and Al Septien had a hankering to do so. The plot of this film is loosely lifted off The Spanish Prisoner among others and one concept is in its entirety comes from Mamet's film (think "extradition treaty"). Of course this film isn't entirely without originality for it is an EROTIC THRILLER Spanish Prisoner. The problem with this falling into the erotic thriller category though is that it is neither erotic nor thrilling. The plot is predictable and the dialogue leaves little room for acting to make up for the writing. Whether or not Angie Everhart is a solid enough actress to make up for an inferior script is left up to guesswork as improvement on this script is like multiplying by zero.
Basically the plot revolves around a murder-mystery/love triangle. Each and every concept here has been tried before. Is Angie Everhart a calculating woman bent of destroying her husband and seducing his stepson? Is Andrew Walker a cold spiteful son looking to speed up his inheritance? Will husband/father Winston Reckert kill both of them? Is the maid with the constantly changing accent in on it? Does any of this matter? In the end if you have seen Wild Things, Black Widow and pick a Cinemax film of your choosing (along with the aforementioned Spanish Prisoner), you've already seen this film. Of course, those films didn't have Angie Everhart. She is gorgeous and passes with a competent grade as an actress. David Walker as Holden Pryce (the son) shows little promise as an actor. Winston Reckert as the dad is ok, but little better than that. The entire film feels contrived but for one brief moment. There is a instance of genuine emotion while Everhart and Walker are at a bar. They are drinking and giggling like drunken folks are likely to do. When someone barges in on them the reverie is broken. It isn't ever repaired.
Of course though, many people will get this merely for the sub-title of it: Angie Everhart Naked. They won't be disappointed but they won't be awed either. She's not yet Shannon Tweed nor does the film come off as a guilty pleasure like Scorned did. This isn't the worst film to be released on Dvd this year and is better than a lot of cinema fare (Matrix: Revolutions would be a good example). That said, if people don't rush out and get this they wouldn't be missing much."
THE SEDUCTIVE STEPMOM
Michael Butts | Martinsburg, WV USA | 04/19/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"WICKED MINDS is an average steamy thriller, and if you are patient with it's methodical pacing and some uninspired acting, you'll still be rewarded with a plot twist that I did not see coming. Maybe I was distracted? But anyway, we have the standard boy meets dad's sexy new stopmom; Dad is a heartless, power hungry and wealthy businessman; and before you know it, Son's making out with his new mama. The script twists and turns and one is led to believe that sexy mama is a temptress with murder in mind. Of course, Dad/Hubby gets offed and it looks like someone has set up the son to take the fall, and the obvious suspect of course is Mama.
Angie Everhart is a beautiful woman, and there are times she reminds me of a redheaded younger Catherine Deneuve. While not a great actress, she delivers the kind of siren one would expect from a movie like this. Andrew Walker as Holden, the son, conveys a boyish naievete in his role; Winston Rekert as the father is too monotonous and doesn't really have a lot of variations in his emotions; Amy Sloan as Nicole, the young lady whom is set up as a date for Holden is effective. The movie was made for the Movie Channel, and as tv movies go, it's average. Not a great movie, but it has some interesting twists."
Wicked Is Right!
B26354 | Atlanta, GA | 03/23/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I rented this movie because of Andrew Walker (I caught part of movie he did and was really impressed). This ambitious movie (it moves like a TV movie really) stumbles over some obvious plot issues and acting at times, (by no fault of the actors but rather the plot and pacing of the film) but overall is very well done and kept me in suspense and surprised at how it ended. Angie's story about her character's abusive father is especially well done, and the chemistry between Everhart and Walker's characters is striking and edgy (the entire empty bar scene is an unprecedented must-see and left me wanting more, more, more). The father's cruelty is also well played and the deer hunting sequence is also another secret gem in this film, reminiscent of a certain Hemingway short story. Amy Sloan is also very good and fun to watch in this quirky role, and Angie Everhart and Andrew Walker have never looked more gorgeous: At one point, Walker's face completely fills the frame in an extreme close-up during a pivotal sequence in the deer hunting scene, and possesses a certain quality only equaled by actors we loved from the Golden Age of Hollywood so very long ago."