Oooh Jamie Kennedy show your sexy side..
Queen Cleobethra | The Land of Films | 11/29/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I have a short list of actors who make me raise a brow, and make me blush once or twice. Jamie Kennedy is one of them, and once you see this film you will understand why. Most of us know Jamie as the goofy Randy from Scream, or being an hysterical goofball on his TV show The Jamie Kennedy Experiment, but once you've seen Jamie serious, you'll have a new respect for him as an actor. I don't just mean the roles like in Boiler Room, Three Kings, and Enemy of the State, I mean a real leading man's role..and that's what we get here!
Jamie Kennedy plays Albert Straka, a good man yet naive when it comes to the manipulation going on around him. Kennedy has a sensitivity to him that I find rare in actors. Leonardo DiCaprio and Giovanni Ribisi (oddly enough Kennedy has worked with both - Romeo and Juliet, and Boiler Room) also have this soft gentle style to their craft, yet Kennedy has proven to me with this role, that he is the best at it. :) He brings an innocence to this role that could have been missed if it were played by another actor. The story needed a sensitive, caring, man - yet with an inner strength that did not bore us, or make us lose interest in his well being. Kennedy makes us love Albert, and in the end, makes us pity him. Albert meets and falls in love with a beautiful woman, Sara played by Carlton Elizabeth. Her husband played by Michael Cavalieri, is an abusive, cruel man, and this is where the triangle begins. On one side you have the sensitive loving gentleman, and on the other, the cruel, savage husband. In the middle we have Sara, pleading for Albert to save her, yet in this story we ask ourselves..does she really want to be saved?This film had my interest from beginning to end, much of it due to Jamie Kennedy's performance. I found myself physically exhausted, and emotionally drained after watching this film. I so desperately felt for Albert. A good performance from Sam Elliot who plays Detective Black, who when things turn nasty, is determined to pin the crime on Albert.Bravo to Jamie Kennedy! A wonderful performance from a talented actor, and a verrry sexy man!I am making this a little vague on purpose. No spoilers here. Only this; Love, sex, murder, addiction..a good film to watch, a great film to own!!"
Surpisingly fun and decent movie
Daniel J. Hagerman | barnegat, NJ United States | 08/06/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"man meets women, woman has abusive and cruel husband but does that stop our hero from falling for woman? i dont think so. so ensues a love triangle that has you guessing what will happen next during the entire film. outstanding performances all around but jamie kennedy brings to life the hero of our tale, coming across as both sensitive and yet not to weak or sappy as to be pushed over although he does get manipulated thru the movie.
and if this were my situation, i might do the same things because the lady of the movie is sara, played by carlton elizabeth. she is intoxicating. there is a scene in which she takes our hero to the dance floor. without doing anything explicit at that moment she still managed to knock me off my feet. wounded, lost, trapped in bad situation but not sure she wants to leave are just a few of the emotions sara threw off.
all in all a fun movie, not an emmy but still good fun with a great cast and a fine story full of sex, deceipt, murder and a search for the truth"
Boring When You Pander
David E. Abramson | New York, New York USA | 06/03/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"The characters are cliches, the plot is unsurprising, the cinematography is prosaic, and the direction is leaden.The film has a one dimensional sadist, an unchanging victim, and a pathetically adolescent rescuer. None of the characters in this film have integrity, there is no hero, so we could care less. The film maker exploits with out passion or drama. The sex scenes and nudity are by the numbers -- there is no sense of the forbidden, no sensuality, no fun.On the plus side, the film demonstrates unsuccessful pandering at its best."
Seduced - Pretty When You Cry
Elizabeth A. Platek | 02/24/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"THOUGHT IT WAS REALLY COMPELLING MYSTERY WITH SUCH A TWIST IN THE ENDING THAT YOU DON'T SEE COMING. SAM ELLIOT AS USUAL GAVE A GREAT PERFORMANCE. HE CAN PLAY SUCH AN ARRAY OF PARTS AND DOES A GREAT JOB IN THIS MOVIE."