Based on fabled pulp novelist Gil Brewer's "Wild To Possess" comes this sinfully tasty, hard-boiled brew of lust, extortion and murder, starring Gina Gershon and Dwight Yoakam. Lew is a small-time loser with a very big sec... more »ret. He's overheard a sordid little kidnapping plot worth a cool million and is cutting himself in for a piece of the action. But when Lew shares his guilty knowledge with three extremely untrustworthy women - sexy gal pal Rita, lucious abductress Isobel and sultry, well-heeled Florence - his blackmail scheme spins murderously out of control. The problem with secrets? No one can keep 'em.« less
"It's about 3 parties of people with agendas screwing each other over. There's a very Gratuitous Sex Scene, a kidnapping, a psycho, etc... but somehow it fails to gel. It's really not bad, it's just.... not good either. It tries very, very hard to be True Romance (with a smarter, tougher girl) but misses.
It's sort of sweet, but also sort of obvious. And I HATE the lame title.
Upside? Joy Bryant acts her socks (and pretty much every thing else, in the aforementioned GSS) off - she's good. Dominic Purcel is as adorable as always. The two dumb kidnappers are excellent, the psycho is terrific, they're all pretty much brilliant. I wish I could put my finger on why this movie didn't do it for me. Oh well."
Joshua Miller | Coeur d'Alene,ID | 05/30/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Why people hate this movie so much, I will probably never figure out...But, really, it's pretty damn good. I'm a big "Prison Break" fan and this movie caught my attention because Dominic Purcell is on the cover and I decided to see what he's played outside of "PB". Turns out, he's virtually playing the same character pre-Prison, except you won't find Michael Scofield anywhere here. The movie is based on an old book that I've never read, so this review is based solely on the film and is not compared to anything. First of all, the title isn't referring to sex...It's referring to the deceit in the film that seems to go three ways (or more). Just to get that out there, anyways Purcell plays Lew; After his wife leaves him for another man, Lew decides to kill her onboard her boat. He (apparently) decides not to and we flash forward to 8 months later. At this point, Lew is dating a girl named Rita (Joy Bryant, London) and works at making signs for various businesses. One night, he sees a car in a darkened area next to the highway...Out of curiosity, Lew investigates and overhears a conversation between Ralph (Desmond Harrington) and Isobel (Ali Larter, Final Destination). Ralph is planning on kidnapping his wife Florence (Gina Gershon), getting the reward money from her mother, killing Florence, and then spending time with Isobel. The ransom is one million dollars. As Lew investigates further and decides that he'll cut himself in things are looking good...And then things get complicated. A guy named Herbert Clarkson (Dwight Yoakam), the brother of Lew's ex-wifes lover shows up with Lew's gun (he left it at the boat) and demands that Lew show him where the body of his brother is. The movie takes a few twists & turns, which are pretty much simalar to "Wild Things" minus any lesbian pool kissing, and turns out to be a pretty entertaining and upredictable film. Everytime I thought I had it figured out, I didn't. Don't get me wrong, it's not a masterpiece and I should've seen the twists coming but every character in this film decieves or is decieved and at some point, even the audience is decieved. This movie deserves more credit than people place upon it and let's face it...Ali Larter is kind of hot. The cast is solid, the movie's entertaining in the same way "Wild Things" & "Cruel Intentions" was. It might not be Oscar worthy, but it's still worth checking out.
GRADE: A- "
I really liked it!!!
Mark | Madison, Wisconsin | 02/05/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is underhanded meets underhanded. This movie has alot of twists and turns to it and the plot is solid. BTW, Dominic Purcell is a god. This guy is drop dead georgous and deserves to be watched in any movie that he is in. He spends alot of the movie without a shirt showing his nicely built chest. In this movie he plays a very innocent but underhanded guy that is very decieved by everyone in his life. When you watch this movie, you think that it is a "run of the mill" kidnapper movie. At the end, you are thinking..."wow...I thought I knew what this movie was about but I really didn't." See this movie, you won't be disappointed. I hightly recommend it to anyone that is a Dominic Purcell fan and likes movies with alot of twists and turns."
I didn't like this movie, but you do get to see Purcell's nu
Lady Jan | California | 10/01/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I think this is the worst movie I have ever seen! And confusing too! The are a lot of bad flash backs, and fast-fast forward scenes of boats tied up in a dock, with the sun coming up or down.
Lew(Dominic Purcell) is laughable as a sign painter. There is actually a scene where he is bent double hammering over his head on to a sign he's working on, that is down on the ground and half burried in the dusty dirt! You can tell he dosen't have a clue to what he is doing!
Then after he finds out about the planned kidnapping, he is supposly sneeking, and peeking around bushes. Like a man of Purcell's size(he's 6'1"or so, and wieghs about 200 pounds) can sneek around in someone's front yard and not be seen? Come on! I kept waiting for someone to call 911 to report a peeking Tom!
I have to warn you that there are a lot of sex scenes! Bad ones at that! I guess the director wanted to get them over with-real fast-to move on to the next badly written scene!
At least you get to see Dominic Purcells nude butt! Which maybe the only reason to see this movie, if you like that sort of thing!
And Purcell gets beaten up alot-by everyone in this movie. I kept thinking 'come on Purcell your a big guy, you can take that little guy!' And worse a woman beats him up too!
I saw this listed as a comedy, well maybe a comedy of errors!
While being intervied Dominic Purcell dosen't even mention this movie, when he lists all the movies that he has been-in.
And that should say something about this movie, if the guy who starred in it, would NOT even SAY he'd been in it!"
Remy Ireland | Denver, CO | 12/25/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Clever use of ex-convict as main character trying to come up with a plan to squeak through a series of criminal misfortune. Decent story line, good solid performance by the players, strong use of lesser known players to carry the flick. I'd recommend it if you enjoy a good plot."