Amy Locane thinks she has found her soulmate in William McNamara, but in reality he issimply using her in a complicated kidnapping scheme. He fools her into believing that she isbabysitting a young girl, when in fact she is the unwitting accomplice of the kidnapping. Howwill she escape and save the child without running afoul of the police herself? Though blessedwith some stylish (if derivative) flourishes, the film is sunk by flat performances and the jaw-dropping banality…of its dialogue.
The sound is pretty solid, though only a 2.0 mix. The dialogue is very clear (though so inanethat this isn’t necessarily a good thing). The music is fine, and the effects are powerfullydeployed through front and rear speakers. Right from the get-go, with the opening sound ofthunder, sounds come at you from all sides. The environment isn’t a completely successfulcreation, however, since the any and all sounds have rear speaker presence, regardless of wetherthat placement makes sense or not.
A fullscreen transfer features very strong colours indeed. The contrasts, too, are quite lovely,and the credit sequence alone is a sight to behold. It may, in fact, be the highlight of the film. Itis, unfortunately, followed up by a slightly grainy shot, but by and large the look is very good,with some contrasts so strong as to generate a pleasingly surreal effect.
There are trailers for ImplicatedDarkness Falls, Identity and PanicRoom. That’s it.
Nice to look at, but difficult to sit through. Pass.
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